History - Atlanta was incorporated in 1847
making it a city and then during the Civil War it
became a major target for the Union army.
In 1864 the city burned down because
of Sherman, thus in the famed Gone with the Wind it
was portrayed and surprisingly Atlanta recovered in
a few years.
It continued to be strong and then Atlanta won the
right to host the 1996 Olympics,
which led to much recognition for the city. The Atlanta
population has reached 3.5 million as it becomes an
ever more popular place to live and play and work.
Many Newspaper owners, bankers, politicians and city
leaders, Industrial giants who based themselves here,
included Coca-Cola, who were called
“boosters” gave gifts to help establish
the city since it was labeled as the “New South”.
The City of Atlanta convinced the world of its prosperity
and also of the former CNN Ted Turner and
ex-mayor Andrew Young who worked very hard to push
to make it even better.
Today the City of Atlanta continues
to improve on what it has. Always adding to its glitz
and glamour, making better things happen and becoming
even more visited as the years pass. This is a town
that many love no matter what part of the world they
are from. It is impressive from what it came from
and what it continues to be and will be.