1. Federal troops under Sherman cut off the railroads supplying Atlanta and burned the city; 1864; Also called: battle of Atlanta.
2. State capital and largest city of Georgia; plundered and burned by Sherman's army during the American Civil War.
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5. City in Missouri (USA); zip code 63530.
6. City in Texas (USA); zip code 75551.
7. Town in Indiana (USA); zip code 46031.
8. Village in Louisiana (USA); zip code 71404.
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Capital and largest city of Georgia, US, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains; metropolitan area 2,010,000. It is the headquarters of Coca-Cola (with the World of Coca-Cola exhibition), and there are Ford and Lockheed assembly plants. The CNN Center, headquarters of Cable News Network, is here. Atlanta was chosen to host the 1996 Olympic Games.
Originally named Terminus, Atlanta was founded 1837 after the site was chosen as the southern terminus of the Western and Atlantic Railroad; the name was changed to Atlanta 1845. During the American Civil War it was captured and partly destroyed by General Sherman 1864. At the Atlanta Exposition of 1895 Booker T Washington made the declaration known as the Atlanta Compromise. The city grew in importance after 1900 and became the financial, trade, and convention center for the SE United States. Atlanta was the first large city in the South to elect a black mayor 1973.
A few sites from the earliest settlement are preserved in the Underground Atlanta complex. Historic buildings include the State Capitol (1889), with its dome gilded with goldleaf mined nearby during the first gold rush; Wren's Nest (the home of Joel Chandler Harris, creator of Uncle Remus); the Georgia Governors' Mansion; and the Atlanta History Center, which includes Tullis Smith Farm plantation house 1845, and Palladian Swan House Mansion. The High Museum of Art, in the Georgia-Pacific Building, has an important collection of American contemporary and decorative art. Educational institutions include Atlanta University, Emory University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
A huge painting of the Battle of Atlanta hangs in Cyclorama, in Grant Park. Stone Mountain Memorial, the world's largest sculpture memorial, commemorates the Confederate war heroes Jefferson Davis, Robert E Lee, and Stonewall Jackson. The Martin Luther King Jr National Historic District commemorates the black leader, whose Southern Christian Leadership Conference had its headquarters here; sites include his birthplace, and his grave in the Ebenezer Baptist Church graveyard.
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