Augusta began the latter half of the 20th century with high hopes and brimming optimism.
Why not? Everything kept getting bigger.
The Savannah River Plant nuclear facility added healthy paychecks to the regional economy.
Construction of new industry south of town brought in more jobs.
Even the Masters Tournament began to grow as TV coverage made celebrities out of golfers Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.
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