Following the terrible 1936 tornado that destroyed Gainesville, Georgia, President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited the town when they dedicated a new civic center including a new city hall and Hall County courthouse on March 23, 1938.
The Digital Library of Georgia states, “Roosevelt praised the people of Gainesville for their remarkable achievement in rebuilding the city better than it was before the storm, and suggested that this excellent example of local good citizenship could also be usefully applied in a national setting.” You can see the transcript of Roosevelt’s speech here.
You can find out more about the 1936 Gainesville tornado here.
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