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January 29, 1879 General William Tecumseh Sherman visits Atlanta.
May 13, 1879 The National Bell Telephone Company opens its first exchange on the corner of Wall and Pryor St. in the Kimball Hotel. 25 lines connected 60 houses on "party lines" of 2-3 subscribers each.
June 14, 1879 Resolution to aid creation of colleges for women to the U. S. Senate
July 1, 1879 Atlanta Cotton Factory opens. Gov. Alred H. Colquitt, Mayor William Calhoun, Western and Atlantic President Joseph E. Brown, and Benjamin Conley attend
  Joseph Emerson Brown
July 20, 1879 A Morman, Joseph Standing, is murdered on his way to Rome
July 23, 1879 Johanna Troutman dies, Elmwood, Georgia. A monument to her was erected in Texas and her portrait hangs in the State Capitol at Austin
October 17, 1879 Governor Alfred Colquitt signed a bill creating Georgia's first state flag, a blue field with 3 stripes, scarlet, white and scarlet.
December 18, 1879 Having moved from Augusta, Georgia (where it was known as the Augusta Institute), the Atlanta Baptist Seminary holds opening exercises. In attendance is Governor Alfred Colquitt and Georgia School Commissioner Gustavus Orr.
  Joseph Thomas Robert
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