One constant that seems to endure no matter how much life changes is the need people feel to “get away.” The vacation is a time-honored tradition that has long been on the minds of Atlanta’s workers. It is as true today as it was in the 1870s when Atlantans discovered a new vacation spot to wash away the memory of the challenges of big city life.
Of course everything must be viewed in the context of the times and while, by today’s standards, this 19th century haven for work-weary Atlantans doesn’t seem like much…in its day, it was well worth the long commute. You know the place, you’ve probably been there yourself and we thought you might be interested in learning just how it came to be. Which is the subject of this week’s Stories of Atlanta.