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Pratt-Pullman Yard

Photo © 2015 David Bulit, Pratt-Pullman Yard - Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Nathaniel Alpheus Pratt was born in 1834 in Darien, Georgia, and grew up in Roswell just north of Atlanta. He studied chemistry and engineering at Harvard University and gained a reputation as a brilliant mind, leading him to become an advisor for the Confederacy during the Civil War for the production of gunpowder. Following