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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.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Series:||Postcard History Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.52(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.34(d)|
About the Author
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.