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February 8, 1917 Kennesaw Mountain, west of Marietta, is authorized by Congress to become a memorial to the men who died in the Civil War battle. It is transferred from the War Department to the National Parks Service
  Marietta, GA
  Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
April 2, 1917 President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war on Germany
  Woodrow Wilson
April 6, 1917 With America's imminent entry into The Great War, the battleship Georgia is recommissioned, serving as an escort and troop transport
April 6, 1917 United States declares war on Germany
  Woodrow Wilson
May 21, 1917 Atlanta Fire destroys 300 acres of homes and businesses totaling 1938 structures. Although 10,000 people were displaced by the fire no one was killed.
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
July 27, 1917 Bacon County created
  Augustus Bacon
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Bacon County, Georgia
August 15, 1917 Atkinson County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Atkinson County, Georgia
August 21, 1917 Treutlen County created
  John Treutlen
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Treutlen County, Georgia
September 14, 1917 Poet Byron Herbert Reece is born in the vicinity of Vogel State Park
December 9, 1917 Civil Rights attorney Donald Hollowell born, Wichita, Kansas
  Donald L. Hollowell
December 18, 1917 Ossie Davis born, Cogdell, Georgia
  Ossie Davis
December 31, 1917 Seaboard Air Line Railroad inaugural service on a new rail line between Savannah and Charleston greatly reduces the time it takes to travel between these two cities.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
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