News 12 Then: When Donald Trump came to Dalton

DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) – A lot has changed for Donald Trump in the last 25 years.

He has lost and made a few fortunes, become a reality TV star, changed wives (twice), the hair got wilder and he plunged into politics.

As he attempts to win his first political election in New Hampshire, we thought we’d look back to the Donald who came to Dalton.

The year is 1991.

He is in the process of divorcing his first wife, and is engaged to Dalton native Marla Maples.

That fall, he accompanied her to a homecoming football game at her alma mater of Northwest Whitfield High.

The school was honoring her.

So the story is mainly about Marla.

But we get a glimpse of her soon-to-be husband meeting the locals.

And Trump is not the brash personality then that we’ve seen on the campaign trail in 2015-16.

So would he consider a return trip before the Georgia primary on March 1st?

Categories: Bonus Stories, From The Archives, Whitfield County