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Atlanta (Calif.) General Store Ledger
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This ledger contains records of daily customers and their purchases from October 1891 to September 1894.
The community of Atlanta, California, sits on French Camp Road, in Denton Township, San Joaquin County. Inspiration for the naming of Atlanta, founded shortly after the Civil War, supposedly came from the popular song "Marching Through Georgia," which commemorated U.S. general William Tecumseh Sherman's march from Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia. Atlanta, California, served as a station for stages in the 1860s and 1870s, and by 1879 had a blacksmith, wagon shop, seven houses, and one store, the latter of which no longer exists.
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