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February 5, 1867 Stone Mountain Granite and Railway Company purchases Stone Mountain for $37,000
  Stone Mountain
February 14, 1867 The Augusta Baptist Institute is founded. With dilapidated infrastructure, no records and almost no funds, this was one of the first schools for African-Americans in the state.
March 25, 1867 Gutzon Borglum (John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum) born in Bear Lake, Idaho
  John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum
March 31, 1867 General John Pope arrives by train to the city of Atlanta, marking the second occupation of both Atlanta and Georgia
April 1, 1867 General John Pope is appointed Governor, Third Military District, giving him administrative control of the state of Georgia
April 8, 1867 General Pope issues orders regarding the registration of voters in Georgia, Florida and Alabama.
May 28, 1867 Morris Rich opens a dry goods store in Atlanta (36 Whitehall)
July 5, 1867 James Moore Wayne dies, Washington D. C.
September 9, 1867 Nine soldiers from Fort McPherson roam through Shermantown (a town of freedmen around Wheat St., today's Auburn Ave.), vandalizing homes and beating blacks. Note: Shermantown was a common name for African American communities in Georgia after the War Between the States (Civil War)
October 9, 1867 Atlanta's Oakland Cemetery makes its final purchase of land (total 88 acres).
  Oakland Cemetery
October 22, 1867 Edmund A. Ware is elected the first president of Atlanta University.
November 2, 1867 Georgia wraps up 5 days voting for a constitutional convention. The final vote is 102,283 for a convention, 4,127 against.
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