Peachtree City

Peachtree City

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In 2009, Peachtree City is a 50-year-old thriving A[aAnAnew town.A[aAnA But when it was incorporated in 1959, it was 5, 000 acres of farmland with little more than potential. The 1960 census did not record an official count until implored to three years later so that the city could apply for federal funds. Even by the next federal census, the city had less than 1, 000 people. However, by the mid-1970s, the population was close to 5, 000, and the next three decades saw phenomenal growth as the city kept a balance between industry, greenspace, and the needs of its residents. Moving from potential to fruition takes planning, cooperation, and determination from a cityA[aAna[s leaders. In the late 1950s, young Georgia Tech student Joel Cowan enlisted the help of local banker and insider Floy Farr, and together they laid the foundation for Peachtree City. The 1980s and 1990s would see increased growth as word spread about GeorgiaA[aAna[s planned community and its vast promise for a near-perfect life. Peachtree City is one of AmericaA[aAna[s A[aAnAnew townsA[aAnA that did not go bustA[aAnamanaging to go from bud, to boom, to bloom . . . a place its residents A[aAnAlove to call home.A[aAnAThe first principal of Peachtree City Elementary School, Larry Nash, ran the school for nearly a decade. In 1975, the students dedicated the yearbook a€” Peachtree a€” to him. aquot;Mr. Nash has been principal of our school for seven years and weanbsp;...

Title:Peachtree City
Author:Rebecca Watts, Ellen Ulken, Clarence Lyons
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2009


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