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February 2, 1890 Long distance phone service between Atlanta and Chicago is inaugurated
March 24, 1890 First Lady Caroline Harrison (Mrs. Benjamin Harrison) visits Atlanta
April 4, 1890 Atlanta adds 44 acres to Grant Park
June 15, 1890 First Georgia Tech graduating class
August 10, 1890 Clio arrives at the Grant Park Zoo. The elephant was purchased through donations by the children of Atlanta
  ZooAtlanta
August 12, 1890 First story appears in print about the "Tree that owns itself" in Athens, Georgia
August 19, 1890 The Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is transferred from the War Department to the National Park Service. Authority is given to acquire additional land.
  Walker County, Georgia
  Catoosa County, Georgia
October 29, 1890 Tom Woolfolk is hung in Perry, GA
  Tom Woolfolk and the Woolfolk Family murders
November 8, 1890 William Jonathan Northen begins term as governor of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
November 26, 1890 "Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youths" created near Savannah.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
December 4, 1890 The charter of the Chickamauga Memorial Association is finalized and submitted to the Superior Court of Walker County, Georgia. The charter, which lasted for 20 years, allowed anyone to join the group for a lifetime fee of $5.00. The objective of the organization was to acquire land and honor those who fought at Chickamauga, the bloodiest two days of American history. This is the official start of what will become the Chickamauga National Military Park.
  Walker County, Georgia
December 27, 1890 Georgia leases the Western and Atlantic Railroad to the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad
  Western and Atlantic Railroad
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