Mayor Teresa Tomlinson will be the principal speaker at an unveiling of a new historic marker recognizing women’s role in the Civil War, or as we like to call it around here, “The War of Northern Aggression.”
Apparently it was more profitable during the war to grow cotton than food crops. This, along with hoarding by speculating merchants, caused great hardships on women trying to feed their families. So the women armed themselves with knives and pistols and rioted on Broadway, raiding the stores of hoarders and generally causing unrest.
The dedication will be at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1 at 1300 Broadway. In addition to the mayor, Dr. Virginia Causey of CSU and Dr. Todd Groce of the Georgia Historical Society, which sponsors the historical markers all over the state, will speak.