Atlanta was incorporated in 1847 making it a city and then during the Civil War, it became a major target for the Union army. In 1864, the city burned down because of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, thus in the famed Gone with the Wind, it was portrayed and surprisingly Atlanta recovered in a few years.
It continued to be strong and then Atlanta won the right to host the 1996 Olympics, which led to much recognition for the city. The Atlanta population has reached 4.7 million as it has become an ever more popular place to live and play and work.
Many Newspaper owners, bankers, politicians and city leaders, Industrial giants who based themselves here, included Coca-Cola, who were called “boosters” gave gifts to help establish the city since it was labeled as the “New South”.
The City of Atlanta convinced the world of its prosperity and also visionaries like CNN founder Ted Turner and ex-mayor Andrew Young worked very hard to make the city even better.