It was a normal day at Atlanta’s Union Depot in March 1895. Dozens of horse-driven cabs were parked along the sidewalk by the carshed waiting on possible fares. One of the cab drivers was a colored man by the name of Will Clemons who threw up his hand and said, “Cab, sir. Want a cab, Judge?” … [Read more...]
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If I asked you to name for me some of the locations of Civil War battles I’m fairly certain you wouldn’t mention Port Hudson, Louisiana in your top five, but the events that surround that place represent an important pivot point in the Civil War. The siege that took place there in 1863 is still on … [Read more...]
Ask many people about President Woodrow Wilson’s wife and they might tell you things like, “Oh, she’s the one that took over the White House after Wilson’s stroke.” Yes, some historians refer to the period immediately following Wilson’s stroke in 1919 as the Petticoat Government since Edith … [Read more...]
Yellow fever has hit Brunswick. Those five words were reported in The Atlanta Constitution on August 13, 1893 and struck fear into the hearts of every person that read them. Even though Carlos Finlay, a Cuban physician, identified yellow fever was carried by mosquitos as early as 1881, his … [Read more...]