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January 1, 1908 Atlanta becomes a "dry" town. Liquor sales are restricted.
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
January 12, 1908 [circa] First students begin arriving at the University of West Georgia
March 18, 1908 First of three "Great Savannah Races".
March 19, 1908
  City of Savannah, Georgia
April 24, 1908 Heavy thunderstorms spawn killer tornadoes across the Southeast United States (Lousiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia), killing a total of 230 people. Chickamauga battlefield infrastructure suffered considerable damage.
  Georgia Tornadoes
May 8, 1908 Terminal Block Fire. Fire breaks out at the Schlesinger Candy Factory near Terminal Station in Atlanta destroys a block of 30 buildings in downtown Atlanta including the Terminal Hotel. Buildings between Mitchell, Nelson, South Forsyth and Madison (now Spring St.) are a complete loss. Estimated property damage exceeds $1.2 million
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
May 8, 1908 Terminal Block Fire. Fire breaks out at the Schlesinger Candy Factory and destroys 30 buildings in downtown Atlanta including the Terminal Hotel
June 2, 1908 First Union Bank begins as Union National Bank in a roll-top desk in the lobby of Buford Hotel in Charlotte [NC]
  Wachovia and First Union Banks
June 19, 1908 The Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railroad (AB &A) inaugurates service to Atlanta and is welcomed with a speech by Asa Chandler. It is the last railroad to come into Atlanta. Renamed A. B. & C. in 1927 it merged with the Atlantic Coast Line in 1947.
July 3, 1908 Joel Chandler Harris dies, Atlanta, Georgia
  Joel Chandler Harris
July 4, 1908 East Lake Country Club, Atlanta, opens. It is owned by the Atlanta Athletic Club and managed by Robert P. Jones (father of Bobby Jones)
  Bobby Jones
December 15, 1908 Second Terminal Hotel completed
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