State of Georgia's Printer's account book, 1870.


State of Georgia's Printer's account book, 1870.

Records printing jobs of the state printer including many accounts with the Western and Atlantic Railroad. Cites dates, name of account, type of work, and cost.

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Western and Atlantic Railroad Company (corporateBody)

In 1836, the Georgia State Legislature approved bonds to finance the creation of a rail line to open Georgia to the trade of the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys. Initially called the State Road, the line began in an area of north Georgia that would become Atlanta, and ran 137 miles to Chattanooga, Tennessee. Competed in 1851, it was the first publicly financed railroad in the United States. It was operated by the State of Georgia until 1870, when the Georgia legislature leased the railroad to Western...