Atlanta: Then and Now®
Archive images from Atlanta's early days, when it was known as the "Gate City," are paired with the same view today, as the bustling capital of the New South Atlanta blends the old-Southern charm and hospitality of its history with the energy of the modern millennial city. Staked out in the 1837 wilderness of northeast Georgia, the site that became Atlanta was identified as the termination point for the as-yet unbuilt railroad line. Since that time, transportation has been key to the city’s growth, from its declaration as the Gate City of the South in 1857, its prominence as a distribution center during the Civil War, to its current designation as home of the nation’s busiest airport. At the end of the 19th century, Atlanta presented itself to the world in a grand international exposition; it closed the next century by bringing the world to Atlanta as it hosted the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. Throughout this drive from rural terminal to urban metropolis, Atlanta has witnessed incredible growth. The scenes in this book document this change as the city’s tree-lined avenues and country crossroads gave way to high-rises, busy city intersections, and community growth. Atlanta: Then and Now is a captivating chronicle of history and change since the dawn of the camera age. It pairs historic photographs, many more than a century old, with specially commissioned views of the same scene as it exists today to show the evolution of Atlanta from its early years to the very different city that it is today. Sites include: Ellis, Hunter, Alabama, Marietta, Peachtree and Decatur Streets, Train Gulch, Cabbage Town, Inman Park, Georgian Terrace, Terminal Station, The Castle, and Margaret Mitchell Square
$14.04100 Things to Do in Atlanta Before You Die, 2nd Ed (100 Things to Do Before You Die)
It's hard to believe how much has changed in Atlanta since we released the first edition of 100 Things to Do in Atlanta Before You Die. Tons of new restaurants and shops have opened, developments that were in progress are finally completed, and there's still so much ongoing progress and redevelopment that it's hard to even keep up. But we have and it's all here in this second edition of 100 Things to Do in Atlanta Before You Die. Whether you're a native of the ATL looking to mark another local experience off your bucket list or an out-of-towner in search of an only-in-Atlanta adventure, this is the guide you need. The book celebrates the top ways to (re)connect with Atlanta and shines a light on lesser-known haunts like the world's largest junkyard of vintage cars and several historic Civil War sites (some supposedly still home to spirits from the grave). And no look at Atlanta would be complete without the who's who of the city's top Southern chefs we're talking who serves up the best fried chicken this side of the Mississippi, y'all. So before you head out on any adventure in the ATL, check out this book to see what makes Atlanta the coolest city in the South.