A few Atlanta history links

  • Ever wondered how many historic markers are in Georgia, and how many of those are Civil War-related? Downhome Traces has you covered:

    Keep watching to see a neat idea for a cell phone application.

  • The white boy with the black press has a new e-zine. Boyd Lewis, an excellent journalist from 1969 through 1997 in Atlanta, will send out his Tales of Old Atlanta e-zine once per week as a Powerpoint. I’ve converted the first edition, about Piedmont Park, to a PDF for easier downloading. If you’d like to subscribe, drop him an email at boydlewis90@yahoo.com and be sure to visit his website. You can also check out the interview I did with him on Mostly ITP back in 2007 if you’ve got 22 minutes and 1 second burning a hole in your work day.

  • Learn about the origin of the Junkman’s Daughter sign. It’s a cool story written up on the AJC Insider blog by Jamie Gumbrecht. Also, related to the recent Paul McCartney concert in Piedmont park, she pointed to a great story about how an Atlanta hifi store pioneered a sound engineering technique in the mid-60s that is widely-used today. I dump on the AJC (Perimeter Journal Constitution? PJC?) frequently, but I love when they do features like those.

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