Friday, July 23, 2010
After the War Between the States the people of Atlanta were on virtual poverty. In 1866 many changes were enacted by it's citizens to encourage a prosperous economy. New business houses were constructed for P. P. Pease and Co.; J. T. Jenkins and Co.; McKeon and Godfrey and others. T. W. Chichester borrowed $400,000 from a New York bank for the poor; more than $200,000 of which bought corn.