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Atlanta s Historic Westview Cemetery

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In 1884, several leading citizens purchased 577 acres to open Atlanta's Westview Cemetery. The rolling terrain, part of which was a site in the Civil War battle of Ezra Church, became the final resting place for more than 100,000 people. Prominent locals buried here include Grant Park namesake L.P. Grant, author Joel Chandler Harris, High Museum benefactor Harriet High, Coca-Cola founder Asa Candler Sr. and Havertys founder J.J. Haverty. The cemetery's Westview Abbey mausoleum is one of the nation's largest, with more than eleven thousand crypts. Throughout its history, Westview dabbled in other business ventures, including a cafeteria, a funeral home and an ambulance service. And for decades, the cemetery's Westview Floral Company sold flowers to lot owners and local businesses, leading to its own advice column in the Atlanta Constitution. Author Jeff Clemmons traces the complete history of this treasured necropolis.

Atlanta s Westview Cemetery

Author : John Soward Bayne
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This is a guidebook to Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia. The cemetery was founded in 1884, after all the burial lots at Oakland Cemetery had been sold. Westview is the largest cemetery in the Southeast, and it features the Abbey mausoleum, built by Cecil E. Bryan, designed to accommodate over 11,000 bodies. Notable burials include Henry Grady, Joel Chandler Harris, Asa Griggs Candler, and William Berry Hartsfield. The Afterword is by official Atlanta historian Franklin Miller Garrett (1906-2000). His history of the cemetery, commissioned by Westview and written in 1987, is published here for the first time.

Historic Oakland Cemetery of Atlanta

Author : Cathy J. Kaemmerlen
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Approximately seventy thousand souls lay in rest at historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia. They are the silent witnesses of what has gone on before. Their stones carry their stories and the history of Atlanta. Cathy Kaemmerlen, renowned storyteller and Georgia author, explores the tales behind many of the cemetery's notable figures, including: • Margaret Mitchell, of Gone with the Wind fame • Bobby Jones, 1930 winner of all four major golf championships • The Rich brothers, founders of Rich's Department Store • Joseph Jacobs, in whose pharmacy the first Coca-Cola was served

Atlanta Greeks An Early History

Author : Stephen P. Georgeson
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By 1890, the first Greek immigrants to Atlanta had settled into an area still widely populated by Confederate veterans. In a city without the large immigrant presence common in the nation's major urban areas, the Greeks were initially received as undesirable visitors by the state's and city's leaders. While the Greek Orthodox Church of Atlanta endured financial hardship, it continued to aid funerals, hospitals and orphanages. These Greeks moved from the city's streets as fruit vendors into more established businesses. Christ Gyfteas's fruit stand at the corner of Broad and Marietta became the California Fruit Company. By 1911, 40 percent of Greeks were proprietors or partners in a variety of businesses like caf�s, restaurants, soda fountains and groceries. Author Stephen Georgeson explores the Greek immigrants' experiences in their first three decades in Atlanta.

Explorer s Guide Atlanta A Great Destination

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Explorer's Great Destinations™ puts the "guide" back in "guidebook." "Consistently rated the best guides to the regions covered...Readable, tasteful, appealingly designed. Strong on dining, lodging, culture, and history."—National Geographic Traveler. "A crisp and critical approach for travelers who want to live like locals."—USA Today. Distinctive for their accuracy, simplicity, and conversational tone, the diverse travel guides in our Explorer's Great Destinations series meet the conflicting demands of the modern traveler. They're packed full of up-to-date information to help plan the perfect getaway. And they're compact and light enough to come along for the ride. A tool you'll turn to before, during, and after your trip, these guides include: Chapters on lodging, dining, transportation, history, shopping, recreation, and more! A section packed with practical information, such as lists of banks, hospitals, post offices, laundry mats, numbers for police, fire, and rescue, and other relevant information. Maps of regions and locales. A thorough and expansive travel guide to the diverse activities, lodgings, and eateries that "Hotlanta" has to offer—a popular hub destination that receives more than 20 million visitors each year.

Atlanta History For Cocktail Parties II Another Round

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The Atlanta Historical Bulletin

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The Atlanta Historical Journal

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Georgia Forestry

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Lost Laysen

Author : Margaret Mitchell
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The author's letters to an old flame and photographs accompany a romantic saga of a stormy love triangle and characters torn between passion and honor, whose lives are forever altered by a terrible catastrophe. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Where They re Buried

Author : Thomas E. Spencer
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Colonists in Bondage is divided into three parts. The first part discusses the trade in servants, pointing out, among other things, the process of raising a human cargo for a given voyage and the difference between the older institution of indentured servitude and the 18th-century redemptionist system. Part II focuses on the transportation of convicts, differentiating between convict transportation before and after 1718, in addition to the issues surrounding the transportation of rogues and vagabonds on the one hand and military prisoners on the other. The final portion of the text captures the life of the bonded immigrant in America itself.

Garden History of Georgia 1733 1933

Author : Hattie C. Rainwater
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"This book was originally published in 1933 by the Peachtree Garden Club. Reprinted in 1976 by the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc."

Grant Roberts and His Descendants 1804 1989

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Grant Roberts was born in 1804 in Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina and died in 1888 in Whitesburg, Carroll County, Georgia.

Atlanta s Parks and Monuments

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Since the city's beginnings after the War of 1812, Atlanta has had a tradition of building with a regard for becoming a world-class metropolis. Before being burned by Union general William T. Sherman in 1864, the city's appearance was described by noted European architect and urban planner Leon Krier as "looking like London in the 18th century." Atlanta was surrounded by estates and plantations, and many of the plantation builders were influenced by Greek and Roman architecture. The argument of slavery to the contrary, builders saw Greek temples as symbols of democracy and, as a result, embraced Greek and Roman revival architecture as the dominant national style. Great monuments followed in this tradition to the letter in the capital of the South.

Brooks Family History

Author : Bernice Brooks Casey
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Jordan Brooks (1760/1770-1839) married twice and moved from South Carolina to Talbot County, Georgia. Descendants and relatives lived in South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma and elsewhere.

The Insiders Guide to Atlanta

Author : Helen Cauley
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This new edition offers new authors, new entries, and a new perspective on this historic city with an upbeat style. From traditional to enticing to zany, travelers to Atlanta will discover the charm and allure of this great seat of the New South with the help of longtime locals who reveal its best and brightest.

Lucian Lamar Knight

Author : Evelyn Ward Gay
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Atlanta in 1890

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Cityguide Atlanta

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Fodor's Cityguide Atlanta 1ed.Written by local experts and critics, Fodor's "CITYGUIDE is the ultimate resident's guide to the city. For newcomers and suburbanites, it's a shortcut to knowing the city like a native. And, for urban know-it-alls, it's the perfect desktop reference and may even point out a few secrets you haven't uncovered yet! Everyone will appreciate the comprehensive coverage, dead-on reviews, and the atlas of full-color maps. Hundreds of restaurants "Atlanta Journal -- Constitution and "Atlanta Wine Report contributor Jane Garvey shares her secrets: landmarks, trendsetters, and cozy neighborhood spots in all price categories. Shops galore Let our shopping dynamos show you the best and the latest all over town. If it's sold in the 10 counties, you can read about it here. Before and After Dark Whether you're in the mood for jammin' blues, steamy salsa, or a night at the opera, we'll tell you where to go for a good time. All the Pleasures and Places From offbeat attractions to favorite sights, "CITYGUIDE ATLANTA is loaded with bright ideas. Basics and beyond Transportation and recycling, banks and baby-sitters, caterers and the cable guy -- find all the essentials of living in the metro area. Color maps of every neighborhood Every listing is keyed to a map, plus you'll find maps of MARTA, Woodruff Arts Center, Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport, and more.

Insiders Guide to Atlanta

Author : Helen M. Cauley
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The Insiders' Guides series has an all-new look and feel for 2000! The terrific content that the series is known for -- the best hotels, restaurants, annual events, and attractions, parks and recreation chapters, and superb relocation information -- is showcased in the new, handy 6 x 9 trim size, bright, eye-catching cover with updated logo, and a streamlined, easy-to-use interior.Navigate your way through Atlanta's vast nightlife, dining, and shopping opportunities with The Insiders' Guide to Atlanta. You don't have to be a history buff to check out the History chapter, which recounts the deconstruction and reconstruction of this southern city. In detailed chapters like International Atlanta, The Arts, and Festivals and Events, this guide proves that Atlanta is, in fact, the cultural capital of the South.