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January 13, 1902 The Boys' Industrial School opened. This is the earliest precursor to today's Berry College.
  Martha Berry
January 15, 1902 Savannah Electric Company purchases the Savannah, Thunderbolt and Isle of Hope Railroad.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
March 17, 1902 Golfer Bobby (Robert Tyre) Jones born, Atlanta, Georgia.
  Bobby Jones
May 16, 1902 The North Georgia Electric Company is formed to build a dam and power plant on the Chattahoochee River near Gainesville, Georgia (now under Lake Lanier).
June 2, 1902 Woodrow Wilson elected president of Princeton University
  Woodrow Wilson
June 28, 1902 Major portion of the city of Elberton, Georgia (county seat of Elbert County) is destroyed by fire
  Elbert County, Georgia
July 20, 1902 Fire sweeps Colquitt (Miller County)
  City of Colquitt
  Fire Destroys Colquitt, Georgia
October 18, 1902 East face of Rocky Face Mountain just west of Dalton, Georgia struck by an earthquake
  Whitfield County, Georgia
  Earthquakes that have struck Georgia
October 25, 1902 Joseph Meriwether Terrell begins term as governor of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1901-2000
December 9, 1902 Immense early morning fire destroys several blocks of downtown Atlanta businesses in a blaze that can be seen 30 miles away
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
December 19, 1902 Gainesville becomes the first city in the South to illuminate their streets with electric light
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