Take a good look at the photo I have placed below. The time according to the archival notes with the photo is the 1940s. It appears to be a rainy day in Atlanta as cars and a trolley bus travel on Pryor Street. The large brick building looming in the right upper corner is the Kimball House Hotel … [Read more...]
Georgia On My Mind
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On October 21, 1883 The Atlanta Constitution reported a force of fifty men were engaged in excavating the old Oliver corner for what would be the new Constitution building. The old Oliver corner was the southeast corner of Alabama and Forsyth which had been the location of J.S. Oliver’s commission … [Read more...]
Louis “Press Preston Huddleston (1870-1956) began working for The Atlanta Journal as a young man in the 1880s as a printer and moved over to work in The Atlanta Constitution building that sat at the southeast corner of Alabama and Forsyth in 1900 where he was the real estate and industrial news … [Read more...]
The subject of the Confederate Navy is not covered during history courses in our high schools, middle schools, or even the history curriculum I used to teach fourth and fifth graders a few years ago. The only scant mention involves the match-up between the CSS Virginia (Merrimac) and USS Monitor, … [Read more...]