Main Street Learns To Live With The Enemy

The Civil War that devastated the American South barely touched Thomasville, Ga. Just 12 miles north of the Florida line, Thomasville was too remote for General Sherman to fuss with. So while an embittered reconstruction South turned its back on Yankees and their money, pragmatic little Thomasville welcomed both. "The saying at the time was that each Yankee was worth two bales of cotton and was twice as easy to pick," says Thomasville Historical Society curator Tom Hill.

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