Talk:Great Atlanta fire of 1917
|A fact from Great Atlanta fire of 1917 appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the Did you know? column on 13 March 2006. The text of the entry was as follows: "Did you know
Taterbill: I used to live at Greenwood Ave. and Charles Allen while in college at Georgia Tech, and never knew about this fire. Twenty years later, I live in Denver and read about it in Wikipedia. Cool.
I added a very small image, if anyone can find something better, GREAT! Staxringold 21:27, 10 March 2006 (UTC)
The image shown of the 'fire in the fourth ward' was taken by William 'Bill' Smith. My aunt has the original of this photograph, along with several others of the fire. We will post these additional images just as soon as we get access to a scanner. Elainiac 12:22, 4 October 2006
what is the source for this information? It reads like Garret's book and so should be referenced. Also, I believe that the "small warehouse" was actually the "Pest House" for Georgia Baptist Hospital -- where many of the Spanish Flu victims were housed. The mattresses had to be burned because it was unknown if they would spread the disease. (This was told to me by my g'father who was purchasing agent for the hospital at the time.) Reverend Mommy 13:14, 9 June 2007 (UTC)rev mommy