ATL history blogging

Some local bloggers are feeling nostalgic it seems… Christa at Pecanne Log and Rusty at, um, Rusty’s Blog have both been doing a bit of the old history blogging.  Christa has some great posts on the old Ponce de Leon Springs, historic Atlanta cross dressers, and Atlanta’s seedy past.  Rusty did some digging on Alex Cooley, found some great old postcards, and gives the low down on Snake Nation.

I haven’t done any history blogging lately, although I’m quite a fan.  You can see some of my old posts on Terminal Station – mostly links to neat old maps.  If you are intersted in doing some history reading of your own, I suggest Google Books.  You can download entire books, such as History of Atlanta, Georgia and Pioneer Citizens’ History of Atlanta, 1833-1902.  The Pecanne Log post has a number of other books with great information, too.

Finally, no history blogger is complete without the GSU archives and Atlanta Time Machine.  Jump down the memory hole and lose yourself for a few hours.  Make sure you are caught up on all things Atlanta.  You don’t want to be like a friend of mine who moved here a few years ago – he gave me a blank stare the other night when I cracked a joke about the Big Chicken.

4 Comments so far

  1. rustytanton on July 10th, 2009 @ 11:37 am

    Thanks for the link Ben. Will have to check out those ebooks.


  2. bking on July 10th, 2009 @ 11:42 am

    I can’t take credit for the books – I found em clicking through Christa’s post. But it did remind me of how useful google books is when doing research – no need to go to the library!


  3. gpburdell93 on July 10th, 2009 @ 6:53 pm
  4. gpburdell93 on July 10th, 2009 @ 6:54 pm

    XHTML serves me right! That’s a link to atlhistory.com. Sorry for the double-post!



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