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In Their Own Words

October 01, 1868

Letter Expressed Need for Better Railroad Facilities

Edward Hulbert, superintendent of the Western & Atlantic Railroad wrote Gov. Rufus Bullock on the need for better facilities:

“… The want of a suitable passenger depot at Atlanta is being severely felt by all the roads in interest. Steps should be taken next spring for the erection of a building adequate to the future wants of the roads now in operation as well as those projected. Without counselling extravagance, I would suggest that it be one every way worthy of the great railway interests it will represent, as well as that of the great railway center of the South, the GATE CITY.”

Source: Franklin M. Garrett, Atlanta and Its Environs: A Chronicle of Its People and Events (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1969 reprint of original 1954 volume), Vol. I, p. 839.