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A weekly history podcast about the people, places and events that shaped the city of Atlanta, GA.

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    • 4.9 • 287 Ratings

A weekly history podcast about the people, places and events that shaped the city of Atlanta, GA.

    Abortion

    Abortion

    This week, we’re talking about three people, Dr. Grafton Gardner, Dr. Rosa Monnish and Otis Lee, that performed abortions in Atlanta, from the 1880s through the 1940s. Who they were, where they lived and work and what consequences they paid for their advocacy. 


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    • 18 min
    Fernbank Forest (Mini)

    Fernbank Forest (Mini)

    Fernbank Forest is a 65-acre, old-growth forest with white oaks, tulip poplars, loblolly pines, American beech, different oaks, hickory and maples, some that are several hundred years old. This week, I'm talking about the land, the family that once owned it and the push to preserve it for future generations.


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    • 7 min
    Grove Park

    Grove Park

    This week, we're talking about Grove Park, which with the new Quarry Park and Microsoft headquarters announcement, has been thrusted into the headlines recently. Named for patent-medicine-magnet Edwin Grove, it was platted first as West Atlanta Park, then later Fortified Hills, before being known as Grove's Park. I am covering the earliest school building, churches, community theater and integration issues of the 50s. 


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    • 19 min
    Nancy Hanks Train (Mini)

    Nancy Hanks Train (Mini)

    In 2021, there was a lot of conversation about establishing high speed rail between Savannah and Atlanta, and, like everything else in Atlanta’s history, we’ve tried it before! The first time, 129 years ago and then again 74 years ago. So this week, we’re talking about the Nancy Hanks train (the original and II). 


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    • 11 min
    Bicycles - REPLAY

    Bicycles - REPLAY

    This week, we’re replaying an episode from the archives - covering Atlanta’s history with the bicycle; its riders, causes, promoters, races, and venues. In the first 50 years of the city's cycling history, riders establish numerous clubs, started a lantern parade tradition, fought for paved roads and closing streets to vehicle traffic and created the first dedicated bike path...and that's just the tip of the history iceberg.


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    • 25 min
    Jitneys (Mini)

    Jitneys (Mini)

    In today’s world, we all know what Uber and Lyft is and what they provide, and many cities with highly established and regulated taxi systems have waged constant war against them - I am definitely thinking of NYC. But did you know that these cities had the same issues, just many decades before you were born? A jitney is the name of a taxi that operated outside of municipal regulations, the word stemming from the slang word for nickel, which is what the ride originally cost.


    Atlanta's jitneys only operated legally for 4 years in the firsts half of the 1920s, while waiting for the determination of a court case that would decide their fate. 


     


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    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
287 Ratings

287 Ratings

Bentina ,

History for everybody who loves Atlanta

I didn’t discover this podcast until episode 140 or so about a month ago. But have binge listened to them all and even supported on her Patreon site. I love my adopted home of Atlanta and have been craving something like this. This is perfect. Episodes are well done and just short enough to enjoy but long enough give a good picture of the subject matter. It truly leaves you wanting to know more. I see Atlanta so much differently and appreciate it more now that I know the history.

Sophia E Terranova ,

Loving these stories about my neighborhood &city!

Been binging this podcast since I discovered when someone shared an image on social media of a photo connected to my neighborhood on Poncey Highland! The host is a terrific story teller with interesting tidbits as well as cues for orienting yourself in your head about where and what she is talking about. Really enjoying this podcast! Thank you so much!

Lady in ga ,

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I love this. Great story telling,,, would ya do a podcast about Waffle House ..papa Joe .. also keep up the great work.

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