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Ducktown SmokeThe Fight over One of the South's Greatest Environmental Disasters$
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Duncan Maysilles

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780807834596

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807877937_maysilles

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The Smoke Injunction and the Great War, 1914–1918

The Smoke Injunction and the Great War, 1914–1918

(p.195) 8 The Smoke Injunction and the Great War, 1914–1918
Ducktown Smoke

Duncan Maysilles

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter discusses the resignation of Attorney General John C. Hart in 1910, which did nothing to quell the controversy in North Georgia over injunctive relief. The issue dominated the fall elections in Fannin County, when pro-copper Republicans turned out all but one of the anticopper Democrats to gain control of the county for the first time in twenty-six years. Fannin was the Georgia county closest to the copper works and suffered the worst of the smoke damage. At the same time, it had the most to lose if an injunction ended the flow of copper dollars into the local economy. All of the successful Republican candidates were well-known businessmen and professionals who saw their livelihoods at risk if the mines closed. Democrats explained the election results by pointing to rampant vote buying, notably in the Hot House district where several leading smoke suitors lived.

Keywords:   John C. Hart, North Georgia, injunctive relief, fall elections, pro-copper Republicans, anticopper Democrats

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