Things to know about the Population Now sign on Peachtree Road

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Things to know about the Population Now sign on Peachtree Road In 1965, a young Ted Turner, then a billboard mogul, had his sign company erect the metro Atlanta population ticker in front of the Darlington Apartments. In its first year, Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. posed for a photo in front of the sign while holding an 16-month-old boy. The sign read "Atlanta's Population Now!" and advertised the apartments. In 2001, Donald Smith, who was declared the one millionth Atlantan in 1959 before the sign had been built
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