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In the 1820s, land in north central Georgia, along Peachtree Ridge near the headwaters of Nancy Creek, featured substantial water and timber resources to fuel the agricultural settlement that would become Doraville. During the Civil War, Doraville survived Sherman's wrath to prosper and became an official city in 1871. For years, it maintained a charm and quiet quality of life that personified small-town America. Construction of a major water-supply system by 1947 enticed auto giant General Motors to build a major manufacturing factory there, and the city blossomed. Over the next half century, Doraville flourished, producing citizens accomplished in the arts, a space shuttle astronaut, pop music's Atlanta Rhythm Section, Golden Glove boxing champions, and even the first McDonald's restaurant in Georgia.
ISBN: 9780738594279
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Georgia
Series: Images of America
Images: 203
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Accredited business communicator and travel writer Bob Kelley, with the help and support of numerous members of the community, uses vintage photographs and historical recall by citizens to trace the history of the city in Images of America: Doraville. Discover how Doraville transformed itself over nearly two centuries from a sleepy farming community to a bustling suburban city located on the edge of the capitol of the South, Atlanta.
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