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By Lila Hoogeveen,Shiona Putnam

The heritage of Atlantic is rooted within the tale of unrelenting entrepreneur Franklin H. Whitney. His ardour encouraged a robust and enterprising breed of fellows who embraced his imaginative and prescient and settled within the lush hills and valleys of Cass County, Iowa, within the decade following the shut of the Civil battle. The railroad supplied the impetus for speedy progress and prosperity, and Whitney's imaginative and prescient of a brand new urban turned a truth while his advice for a depot web site used to be authorized. inside six days, Whitney's agent, Thomas Miller, had outfitted the 1st residence from which Whitney ordered furrows plowed to the railroad grading. Atlantic used to be therefore born. the city grew speedily, and by way of 1869 civic and social businesses, church buildings, newspapers, banks, colleges, and companies have been thriving. Atlantic additionally had its percentage of shady characters, outlaw gangs, and mess ups. the pictures and tales during this ebook offer a glimpse into the lives of Atlantic's intrepid builders and town they validated within the valley of the Nishnabotna.

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