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Fannie Springer

Fannie Springer was a Austrian-born, Jewish woman who moved to Atlanta with her husband shortly after getting married in 1889. After an incident with an Atlanta patrolman in 1900, ...

”Miss Atlanta”

The story of the "Miss Atlanta" pageant coincides with the growth of Atlantic City's "Miss America".  Like all things Atlanta in the 1920s, this contest and the choosing of a ‘repr...

Fort McPherson

This week, we’re talking about Fort McPherson. From its earliest days as the pasture of Charner Humphries, to local militia training ground, to a racetrack, to both Confederate and...

Riverbend Apartments

Life has been SO busy, that I stole another mini episode from Patreon. The story of Riverbend Apartments starts only 55 years ago. In 1966, newspapers touted a huge new development...

Murder of John Abbott

This week I am sharing the story of John and Stella Abbott, Mary Powers and Louise Gilbert and how their lives tragically intertwined in the winter of 1919. On January 27, 1919, Jo...

Ice Business

This week, we’re talking about the early history of ice in the US, how and when it got to Atlanta, who sold it, how it was made, ice monopolies, shortages and storage.    Want to s...

Cocaine

This week we’re talking about cocaine. At the dawn of the 20th century, cities like Atlanta we’re grappling with recreational cocaine use, racializing it and trying to figure out h...

Bonus Mini: Orion Frazee

The universe conspired against me this week, as my planned episode did not record correctly. Have no fear, I've pulled a Mini from my Patreon page! Orion Frazee was born in NJ in 1...

Dogwood Festival

Atlanta's obsession with the dogwoods dates back to the 1920s, but the Dogwood Festival was the brainchild of Lorraine Cooney, who launched the first festival in 1936, at the heigh...

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