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 quick progress and prosperity, and Whitney's imaginative and prescient of a brand new urban grew to become a truth whilst his suggestion for a depot web site used to be authorized. inside six days, Whitney's agent, Thomas Miller, had outfitted the 1st condo from which Whitney ordered furrows plowed to the railroad grading. Atlantic was once therefore born. the city grew swiftly, and by way of 1869 civic and social companies, church buildings, newspapers, banks, colleges, and companies have been thriving. Atlantic additionally had its percentage of shady characters, outlaw gangs, and failures. the pictures and tales during this booklet supply a glimpse into the lives of Atlantic's intrepid builders and town they demonstrated within the valley of the Nishnabotna.

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