Chamblee Plaza at Chamblee Dunwoody Road and Peachtree Boulevard first opened Nov. 16, 1960. According to a special section in the Atlanta Constitution, a celebration was scheduled with music from the Chamblee High School band.
Roswell Road, once a 40-foot-wide concrete road, was known as Roosevelt Boulevard between 1925 and 1927. The road was named for President Theodore Roosevelt, whose mother’s childhood home was Bulloch Hall.
In 1944, the land that is now DeKalb Peachtree Airport in Chamblee was home to Naval Air Station Atlanta. Men came from all over the U.S. to train at Naval Air Station Atlanta beginning in 1941.
In December of 1941, Dr. Howard Cotton was 12 years old and living in Arlington Heights, Massachusetts. He had recently become interested in the military.
More than 12,000 Native Americans served in the military during World War I. The most well-known were the Choctaw code talkers, part of the 142nd Infantry.
It is time for fun on the farm at Apple Cider Days this Saturday, Nov. 13 at Donaldson-Bannister Farm.