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January 12, 1937 Augusta decides to use buses instead of streetcars
  City of Augusta, Georgia
February 25, 1937 Live oak becomes the state tree
March 19, 1937 Bill creating the Department of Public Safety is signed into law by Governor E. D. Rivers
March 20, 1937 Entertainer Jerry Reed (Hubbard) is born in Atlanta, Georgia
  Jerry Reed
March 24, 1937 Coca-Cola received a design patent for the contour bottle so closely associated with the company's product
  Coca-Cola
March 25, 1937 While researching the movie George Cukor and his staff spoke with Atlanta historian/painter Wilbur Kurtz. He is hired as technical director.
  Gone With The Wind
March 30, 1937 President Franklin Roosevelt issues an executive order creating the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.
  Okefenokee Swamp
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
April 4, 1937 Byron Nelson wins the Masters in Augusta
May 3, 1937 Margaret Mitchell wins Pulitzer Prize. The award ceremony is later in the month.
  Margaret Mitchell
  Gone With The Wind
May 9, 1937 Dave Prater (one-half of Sam and Dave) born, Ocilla, Georgia
August 1, 1937 WAGA (Atlanta) is established to handle NBC's Blue Network programs. Until this time, WSB would alternately carry the Red Network and the Blue Network.
  WSB Atlanta
September 20, 1937 Lula Carson Smith weds Reeves McCullers and moves to Charlotte, North Carolina
  Carson McCullers
October 15, 1937 State prison moves to Reidsville
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