The volume includes a series of photographs taken of the city in 1903 along the Georgia Railroad and its crossings, showing its appearance at the start of the twentieth century.
The shared identity of the city and mountain is shown as many residents derived both their livelihoods and their lifestyles from the mountain in its backyard. Mary Beth Reed, board member of the Stone Mountain Historical Society states, “The book was truly a community effort, compiled by volunteers.”
Highlights of Stone Mountain include:
· Many Stone Mountain families have shared their images with the Society to compile this book celebrating the city’s 175th birthday.
· The book shows the importance of Main Street in Georgia and the nation’s history.
· A portion of the profits from the sale of the book will be donated to the Stone Mountain Historical Society to help fund the creation of a digital archive.
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500 Brookhaven Ave., Atlanta GA 30319
When: Friday, February 7th, 2014; 11:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
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by The Stone Mountain Historical Society
Images of America Series
128 pages/ softcover
Available: January 6, 2014