A Brief History of Atlanta and Its People During #Coronavirus2020

The Beginning Born of both opportunity and crisis, Atlanta is a study in contrasts—its identity consistent yet constantly shape-shifting. Established as the ultimate convergence of three separate railroads in 1837, this tiny little outpost was known as “Terminus,” “Thrasherville,” and “Marthasville” before assuming the feminine version of “Atlantic,” from the

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Reflections on Atlanta’s Past and Present

Like much of Atlanta’s history, which is semi-known—like a story told through whispers—I learned about The Roosevelt almost by coincidence in late 2015 or early 2016. A former neighbor was looking at an apartment across the street, a newly built semi-urban monstrosity. Afterwards, he stumbled upon the historic high school

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Our Reading List

Gate City Tours Recommended Reading List

As a non-native Atlantan, people often ask what we’re reading. So, without further ado, we are excited to announce the first-ever Gate City Tours curated book list! 1)   Strangers Within the Gate City: The Jews of Atlanta 1845-1915 by Steven Hertzberg. For anyone looking to learn about Jewish history in Atlanta,

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