World War I Cotton
Asa Candler is widely known for building the Coca-Cola Company from a soda fountain syrup to a household name. He is not particularly known for his involvement in the cotton industry. But, it is just that industry where – as World War I raged – Candler found a niche. It is the tale of an Atlanta businessman meeting a wartime need and helping his hometown at the same time in this week’s Stories of Atlanta.