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January 1, 1891 Sale of 238,120 acres of the Okefenokee Swamp to the Suwannee Canal Company by the State of Georgia for $62,000.
  Okefenokee Swamp
February 14, 1891 William Tecumseh Sherman dies, New York City
  William Tecumseh Sherman
April 14, 1891 Asa Chandler completes his purchase of Coca-Cola
  Coca-Cola
April 15, 1891 U. S. President Benjamin Harrison, who served under General William Tecumseh Sherman during the Atlanta Campaign, visits Atlanta
June 23, 1891 First electric streetcar appears in Athens, Georgia
July 1, 1891 Following a number of intermediate moves the National Weather Service sets up office in the Prudential Building at the corner of Walton and Broad Streets
  National Weather Service
August 22, 1891 City of Hazelhurst incorporated (now county seat of Jeff Davis County)
  Jeff Davis County, Georgia
September 12, 1891 Strike called by the Colored National Alliance of the United States, who had called for all members to cease picking cotton failed to materialize and led to the downfall of this populist group.
October 21, 1891 Atlanta's Henry W. Grady monument is dedicated. A ten-foot bronze statue rests upon a pedestal of Georgia granite
  Henry Woodfin Grady
October 22, 1891 Varn Mill Riot
  Ware County, Georgia
December 8, 1891 Charles Crisp is elected Speaker of the House
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