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Stories of Atlanta
Stories of Atlanta
Oglethorpe’s Grand Stadium Plans
Oglethorpe benefactor Harry Hermance once had grand plans for a stadium.
Ep26 | 1m 1s
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Atlanta’s Longest Home Run
Atlanta Crackers outfielder Bob Montag didn’t expect to hit a 518 mile home run.
Ep25 | 1m 1s
America’s Oldest Baseball Team
The Atlanta Braves are America’s longest continuously-operating baseball team.
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The Liberty Bell Comes South
Piedmont Park’s Cotton States Exposition in 1895 brought the Liberty Bell to Atlanta.
Ep23 | 1m 1s
Georgia State’s Night School Beginnings
Few today remember that Georgia State began as a business school for Georgia Tech.
Ep22 | 1m 1s
One Rough Rider’s Georgia Tech Victory
A soldier and Rough Rider led Georgia Tech to its first football victory.
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How A Farm Became Atlanta’s Piedmont Park
As the city grew around it, one family’s farm managed to stay green.
Ep20 | 1m 1s
Atlanta’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photo
An amateur photographer captures indelible images of an Atlanta tragedy.
Ep19 | 1m 1s
The Eiseman Building Goes Underground
Ever wondered about the ornate building facades in the Five Points Marta Station?
Ep18 | 1m 1s
Woodrow Wilson’s Move From Law To Politics
A frustrated Atlanta lawyer quits the profession and pursues bigger dreams.
Ep17 | 1m 1s
From Farm To Popular Shopping Mall
Did you know that Lenox Mall, Atlanta’s shopping hub, started out as a farm?
Ep16 | 1m 1s
Arthur Murray’s Atlanta Dance Roots
Here’s how a Georgia Tech student taught the country to dance.
Ep15 | 1m 1s
Ivan Allen Jr. and the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Follow an Atlanta mayor’s journey to Washington and the South’s move toward Civil Rights.
Ep14 | 1m 1s
The Atlanta Ballet’s National Record
America’s longest continuously-running dance troupe calls Atlanta home.
Ep13 | 1m 1s
The Atlanta Journal’s Scoop
This is how the Kimball House fire gave a fledgling Atlanta paper its first big story.
Ep12 | 1m 1s
Sherman’s First Visit To Atlanta
As a young lieutenant, William T. Sherman spent more peaceful times in Georgia.
Ep11 | 1m 1s
The Naming of Spelman College
The story of how a gift from John D. Rockefeller gave Spellman College its name.
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Peachtree’s Presidential Statue
The Samuel Spencer statue on Peachtree Street was a dry run for a presidential statue.
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FDR’s Dedication of Techwood Homes
Few presidential visits to Atlanta have been as impactful for the city as FDR’s.
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A City of Second Places
Atlanta has come in first many a time, but what about the times they came in second?
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The Unofficial Mayor of Auburn Avenue
The legacy of the Prince Hall Masons still stands today thanks to John Wesley Dobbs.
Ep6 | 1m 1s
Andrew Carnegie’s Atlanta Legacy
You can still find remnants of steel magnate Andrew Carnegie’s legacy here in Atlanta.
Ep5 | 1m 2s
O.K. Corral’s Doc Holliday and His Atlanta Roots
An Old West gunslinger’s infamy has grown beyond the fame of his Atlanta family.
Ep4 | 1m 1s
The Candler Building Carvings
The story of how a headmistress changed the carvings on one of Atlanta’s oldest buildings.
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