Legendary Locals of Rome

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In 1834, three men chanced to meet at a spring near where the Oostanaula and Etowah converge to form the Coosa River. Looking at the freshwater spring surrounded by healthy hardwood, they mused that this would make a good place for a community. They got together with two other landowners in the area and decided to start a town. And, of course, they wanted a name for it. Following the democratic process still honored by citizens today, they each chose their favorite names, such as Pittsburg, Warsaw, and Hillsboro. The name drawn was Rome. If the last name had been drawn, which was Hamburg, the town would be full of "Hamburgers" instead of the Romans that reside there today.
ISBN: 9781467101714
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Georgia
Series: Legendary Locals
Images: 173
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In these pages, the Rome Area History Museum attempts to bring to life some of the dedicated and colorful people who graced Rome's streets, made its newspapers, and won the hearts of its citizens. They range from some of the first pioneer families to the humblest janitors who made such an impact on residents' lives. Legendary Locals of Rome only scratches the surface of all the heroes, villains, leaders, educators, and other notable faces who have made their marks on Rome and on its citizens' hearts.
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