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The City of Atlanta Office of Cemetery Commission purchased this fountain from J. L. Mott Iron Works as a cemetery improvement. T. G. Spearman ordered the statue and constructed a masonry pool, which was altered in 1984. The figural group was rest…
Physician, Author,Surgeon in the Civil War,Founder of Atlanta'sPublic Schools, Christian,His works live after him.
On April 12, 1862, Captain Fuller pursued and after a race of 90 miles, from Big Shanty northward on the Western & Atlantic Railroad, re-captured the historic war-engine "General" which had been seized by 22 Federal soldiers in disguise, thereby p…
Atlanta's First Baby
In this spot set apart by the city is buriedMartha Lumpkin ComptonAugust 25, 1827 - February 13, 1917Wife ofThomas M. ComptonDaughter ofGovernor Wilson Lumpkinand his wifeAnnis Hopson LumpkinIn honor of this lady, Atlanta wasonce named Marthasville
Fire Station No. 6 was one of seven fire stations built in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1890s to serve the city's bustling growth of suburban neighborhoods. One of the early means of transportation for the firemen was the horse-drawn hose wagon. Wh…
These duplexes are typical of the houses where Atlanta's blue-collar laborers lived in the early 1900s. The Empire Textile Co. built them for its white mill workers, but they moved out after the 1906 Atlanta race riot, and blacks began renting the…
For his first 12 years Martin Luther King, Jr., lived in the comfortable middle-class home across from you. Two cultural values distinguished the King household: a strong sense of family and the ever-presence of religion. Bad behavior often met a …
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.[Photo 1 caption reads]King and daughter Bernice …
[Text on Top Marker]:Roosevelt High SchoolSeptember 1947 - June 1985_______________"Roosevelt We Hail Thee,Our Great Alma Mater"________________Dedicated ByAlumni, Faculty and friends2002________________"Roll On Ye Crimson Tide"[Text on Middle Mar…
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