Subscribe to Rough Draft

Posted inAtlanta Intown

A Look Back: This Month in History

By Ann Taylor Boutwell Sept. 5, 1917: During World War I, Camp Gordon, a temporary housing and training camp for new soldiers, opened where DeKalb-Peachtree Airport is located today. Its namesake was John Brown Gordon, Confederate general, Georgia governor and senator. At the end of the war in 1918, the total number of soldiers passing […]