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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.The tragic fire that struck the Triangle Refineries tank farm on the edge of Doraville on April 6, 1972, remains one of the most infamous ... (Courtesy of DeKalb County Fire Rescue.) Ironically, a preplanning manual issued as a guide to fighting.

Author: Bob Kelley
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2012

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