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The Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill (background) began operations in 1881 on Atlanta's east side, with the Cabbagetown neighborhood populated by mill workers, mostly transplanted poor Appalachian folk, springing up around it. There are many legends as to how the name "Cabbagetown" came about, but none has been verified. The area went into decline after the mill's closure, but experienced a comeback in the early 1990s. Documented here is the Cabbagetown of the 1970s and 1980s prior to the neighborhood's renaissance.