Sandy Springs, Georgia (Images of America Series)

Sandy Springs, Georgia (Images of America Series)

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by Kimberly M. Brigance, Morris V. Moore
     
 

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Sandy Springs has always been a community in transition. Bounded to the north by the Chattahoochee River, the area was contested by both the Cherokee Nation and the Creek Confederacy, who used the river as a territorial marker. To the south, the urban center of Atlanta has blessed and, at times, cursed her rural neighbor with close proximity. Today Sandy Springs is

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Sandy Springs has always been a community in transition. Bounded to the north by the Chattahoochee River, the area was contested by both the Cherokee Nation and the Creek Confederacy, who used the river as a territorial marker. To the south, the urban center of Atlanta has blessed and, at times, cursed her rural neighbor with close proximity. Today Sandy Springs is still in transition. From a rural village to one of Georgia's newest cities, the history of Sandy Springs is a story of change.

The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.

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Title: Book shows Sandy Springs history through early images

Author: Louis Mayeux

Publisher: Sandy Springs Reporter

Date: 1/14/2010

Cherokee Nation and Creek Confederacy, drew 19th century settlers who were mainly farmers. "It was very rural; people rarely had pictures, rarely had the opportunity to have them taken and rarely had money."

In the mid to late 1870s to late 1880s, traveling photographers arrived. A Mr. Wing was a photographer and a singing master, giving instruction in Sacred Harp techniques. "We have him in two photos," she said. Early group photos in the book show singing groups, churches, schools and families, many of whose descendants remain in the area.

At the turn of the century, families grew more affluent and could afford their own cameras, leading to the era of "candid photos" of people in cars and leisure and business activities. "People from Atlanta were moving to the area to build country homes, there was more money moving in. A lot of homes were being built for people wanting to get away from the big city."

The book highlights the area's continued growth as an Atlanta bedroom community and commercial area through the late 20th century until the successful campaign to create the City of Sandy Springs from the once unincorporated area.

Brigance sees the book as a product of the city's community spirit, reflected in the database. "We're lucky; we've had a lot of people working on this project."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738566702
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
02/08/2010
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,366,858
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

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Author Kimberly M. Brigance, curator of historic resources at Heritage Sandy Springs, has selected images from the foundation's archives, private collections, and other repositories that best reflect the land and people of Sandy Springs. Combined with the knowledge of local historian Morris V. Moore, Images of America: Sandy Springs provides a glimpse of a proud rural past beneath the sprawl of modern suburbia.

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Sandy Springs, Georgia (Images of America Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chu got the makings of a writer. You go girl.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Someone fuq me hard and descriptive.