Reading line: Extraordinary events and notable characters from Georgia's past From prehistoric harvest rituals celebrated by early Native Americans to the terrible Flood of 1994, It Happened in Georgia looks at intriguing people and episodes from the history of the Peach State. - Learn about the first use of a "miracle gas" that made surgical procedures painless. - Find out why hundreds of female mill workers were forcibly removed from Atlanta to Indiana, many with no means to return home. - Discover how a constitutional loophole, two state-run armies with conflicting loyalties, and some dubious vote counts allowed three candidates to claim the title of governor simultaneously. - Follow naturalist John Muir's trek of discovery through Georgia, where he admired the state's natural wonders and its residents alike. James A. Crutchfield is the author of more than fifty books dealing with various aspects of American history and biography, and is the creator of the popular "It Happened In..." series. He and his wife, Regena, reside in their pre-Civil War home in Franklin, Tennessee.