Columbus Georgia in Vintage Postcards, Georgia (Postcard History Series)

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Founded in 1828 as a planned city by the Georgia Legislature, Columbus prospered due to its location on the Chattahoochee River. Industry sprang up along the shores of the Chattahoochee and shaped Columbus's identity as one of Georgia's premier cities. Today a thriving metropolis, it is the Columbus of yesteryear that is illuminated within these pages. Early postcard views reflect the city from around 1905 to 1942, showcasing many of its businesses, neighborhoods, and parks. Included are places virtually unknown...
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Founded in 1828 as a planned city by the Georgia Legislature, Columbus prospered due to its location on the Chattahoochee River. Industry sprang up along the shores of the Chattahoochee and shaped Columbus's identity as one of Georgia's premier cities. Today a thriving metropolis, it is the Columbus of yesteryear that is illuminated within these pages. Early postcard views reflect the city from around 1905 to 1942, showcasing many of its businesses, neighborhoods, and parks. Included are places virtually unknown to citizens today--the Bell Tower, the City Market, North Highlands Park, and Wildwood Park--as well as those that were landmarks a century ago and landmarks still: the Iron Bank, the Springer Opera House, the Union Depot, the YMCA, and Fort Benning.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738506982
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Series: Postcard History Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,387,603
  • Product dimensions: 6.52 (w) x 9.38 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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Historian and genealogist Kenneth H. Thomas Jr., a native of Columbus, has selected over 200 images from his own collection, other private collections, and that of the Historic Columbus Foundation, the co-sponsors of this book. In Columbus, Georgia in Vintage Postcards, Thomas offers a lovingly crafted tribute to the people and places of his hometown.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6
Introduction 7
1. Along the River 9
2. Broad Street/Broadway 27
3. First Avenue, Second Avenue, and Tenth Street 47
4. Third Avenue, Fourth Avenue, and Twelfth Street 65
5. Linwood, Rose Hill, and Green Island 81
6. Wynnton, Wildwood, and St. Elmo 95
7. Fort Benning 109
8. Here and There 119
Bibliography 127
Index 128
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