Between 85,000 and 100,000 Georgians join the armed forces Camp Benning Fort McPherson Camp Gordon Textile mills made fabric for military uniforms Railroads carried arms, ammunition, and soldiers to ports Farmers grew more crops, tobacco, and livestock “victory gardens” people grew their own foods so there would be more food for the military Women volunteered for the Red Cross, knitted and sold war bonds Pages 284-285 Fort Mc Pherson Atlanta, Training, German prisoners of war Camp Gordon Atlanta, 230,000 training near railroads Camp Benning 1917-Columbus, trained infantry troops, later U.S. Infantry School Camp Hancock Augusta, soldiers training military supply and weapons school Fort Oglethorpe Near Chickamauga, horse cavalry instruction 1. What was the “final blow” that led the U.S. to declare war? A. anti-German propaganda in the United States B. attacks on American merchant ships C. sinking of the Lusitania D. Zimmermann telegram 2. At which Georgia military installation did infantry train in World War I? A. Camp Augusta B. Camp Benning C. Camp Gordon D. Camp McPherson Boll Weevil 1920’s boll Weevil destroyed Georgia farmers primary source of income The Boll Weevil came from Mexico and moved through Texas and into the southern states By 1923’s cotton production had dropped to 600,000 bales from 2.8 million bales in 1914. Using page 286 in your textbook: 1. What happened to over 60,000 of Georgia’s farms after the boll weevil? 2. What caused cotton prices to fall by 60% to %cents per pound? 3. What became Georgia’s second most important crop? 4. What other crops and other types of produce did Georgia begin producing?