President Benjamin Harrison visits Haralson County April 16, 1891 and speaks at a "whistle stop". He includes in his remarks these very words:


The development which is coming to you in these regions of the South is marvellous. In ten years you increased your production of iron about 300 percent --nearly a million and a quarter of tons --and you have only begun to open these mines and to put these ores to the process of reduction...