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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...

Cascade Heights

This week, we’re covering Cascade Heights, an expansive, 1920s development along Cascade Road in southwest Atlanta. Starting with the road’s native history, then it's role in the C...

This week I had the pleasure of recording with Caitlin Mee and learning all about Briar Park Court. This one-street, 1950s, residential development was the brainchild of architect ...

Virginia-Highland

In the early 1890s, the Fulton County Street Railroad began it’s Nine Mile Circle route. Atlantans could hop on downtown then loop up through the beautiful, breezy farmland in the ...

Scouting

This week, we’re talking about scouting in Atlanta - the Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts. How the groups started, who started them and a few fun stories from history. Atlanta’s history...

Sweet Auburn Curb Market

This week, we're talking about the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, or Municipal Market - a story of women, farming, war, race and revitalization. Atlanta is in the midst of a food hall c...

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