Hidden History of Old Atlanta

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Old Atlanta may conjure images of southern belles and Civil War ruination, but the full story stretches back millennia, even before the first known residents arrived five thousand years ago. From centuries of Native American settlements that ended with the removal of the Creeks to the rough-and-ready pioneer days, the area was rich in history long before it was called Atlanta. Author Mark Pifer unfolds a complex saga, including forgotten details from the struggles of African Americans and new immigrants, while noting modern locations bursting with tales that predate the City in the Forest’s rise amid the treetops.
ISBN: 9781467146074
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Georgia
Series: Hidden History
Images: 47
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Hidden History of Old Atlanta is Mark Pifer’s second book about local southern history. The previous book is Native Decatur. Before his current focus on a career as an author, he had focused on careers as a psychologist, research scientist, statistician, foreign translator, TV producer, brand strategist, technology strategist and roller-skating server. All of these were excellent preparation for becoming an exacting historian and effective communicator (except maybe the roller skating, that was just for fun). He lives in a historic home in Decatur, Georgia, with his wife, Robin, and two daughters, Ava and Sasha.
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