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With the wealth brought by cotton, residents built lavish homes and churches throughout the city.
After the invention of the cotton gin on a plantation outside of Savannah, the city rivaled Charleston as a commercial port. Two devastating fires in 17 each left half of Savannah in ashes but residents re-built.
Oglethorpe and Tomochichi pledged mutual goodwill and the Yamacraw chief granted the new arrivals permission to settle Savannah on the bluff.
As a result, the town flourished without warfare and accompanying hardship that burdened many of America's early colonies. Oglethorpe laid the city out in a series of grids that allowed for wide open streets intertwined with shady public squares and parks that served as town meeting places and centers of business.
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Savannah became one of the most historically significant African-American cities in the nation.
A land-sea force of French and Americans tried to retake the city in 1779, first by siege and then by direct assault, but failed.
After independence was secured, Savannah flourished. Soon, farmers discovered that the soil was rich and the climate favorable for cultivation of cotton and rice.
Under the original charter, individuals were free to worship as they pleased and rum, lawyers and slavery were forbidden - for a time.
Upon settling, Oglethorpe became friends with the local Yamacraw Indian chief, Tomochichi.