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By William P. Marchione

The dynamic urban of Smyrna, Georgia, located a scant fifteen miles northwest of Atlanta, has a desirable heritage. In July 1864, major battles have been fought in the confines of present-day Smyrna as normal Sherman's Federal juggernaut converged at the "Gateway urban" of Atlanta. town was once included in 1872 with a inhabitants of fewer than 300 citizens and excessive expectancies that quick suburban improvement might take place. It used to be the arriving to the world of the aeronautics within the post-World warfare II interval that at last generated sustained development. Then, within the Nineties, the town reinvented itself via an competitive city renewal software spearheaded by way of its dynamic mayor, Max Bacon, and a progressive-minded urban council. sign up for writer William P. Marchione, PhD, as he recounts the interesting historical past that created Smyrna.

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