A year later, the area around the milepost had developed into a settlement, first known as Terminus, and later Thrasherville, after a local merchant who built homes and a general store in the area.
By 1842, the town had six buildings and 30 residents and was renamed Marthasville to honor Governor Wilson Lumpkin's daughter Martha. Edgar Thomson, Chief Engineer of the Georgia Railroad, suggested the town be renamed Atlanta.
The city's name derives from that of the Western and Atlantic Railroad's local depot, signifying the town's growing reputation as a transportation hub.
During the American Civil War, the city was almost entirely burned to the ground in General William T. However, the city rose from its ashes and quickly became a national center of commerce and the unofficial capital of the "New South".
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And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” -Martha Graham. Born in Idaho to a father opposed to public education, she never attended school. 7, by registering online at educated.or by calling 404.471.6323Description: Join us for a discussion with Deepika Bahri.
Daniel Celeste Ng, which explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood -- and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster. Peifer is an assistant professor of psychology at Agnes Scott College. 9, by registering online at deam.or by calling 404.471.6323 Specializing in the ancient Turkish mystic devotional music genre, Latif Bolat has been received with appreciation and enthusiasm throughout the world, as he provides a unique philosophy and approach to the performance of traditional music.
Her research examines intra- and inter-cultural processes of college students' global competence development. Description: Born and raised in Santa Ana, California, poet Aracelis Girmay earned a BA at Connecticut College and an MFA from New York University.Description: The After Hours Readers group is composed of alumnae of all ages and others interested in great books.It meets every other month, generally on the third Wednesday, although this September meeting is a week earlier.This exhibition will highlight those rarely exhibited works as well as recently acquired acquisitions. Following the lecture or concert, guests are invited to stay for a planetarium show and (weather permitting) observations with Observatory telescopes, including the historic Beck Telescope.Planetarium shows typically include fun astronomy facts and a look at what is visible in the local sky that night.The music is not to a particular group or ethnic background but ministers to all persons of faith.