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By Lila Hoogeveen,Shiona Putnam

The background of Atlantic is rooted within the tale of unrelenting entrepreneur Franklin H. Whitney. His ardour encouraged a powerful 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 conflict. The railroad supplied the impetus for fast progress and prosperity, and Whitney's imaginative and prescient of a brand new urban turned a fact while his advice for a depot website was once licensed. inside six days, Whitney's agent, Thomas Miller, had equipped the 1st condominium from which Whitney ordered furrows plowed to the railroad grading. Atlantic used to be therefore born. town grew quickly, and by way of 1869 civic and social corporations, church buildings, newspapers, banks, colleges, and companies have been thriving. Atlantic additionally had its percentage of shady characters, outlaw gangs, and failures. the images and tales during this e-book offer a glimpse into the lives of Atlantic's intrepid builders and town they proven within the valley of the Nishnabotna.

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