There is a well-known joke, told at Atlanta’s expense, about how, even when traveling to the afterlife, you’ll need to make connections through Atlanta. It’s the sort of thing that comes with the territory when one manages the world’s most traveled airport. Given the amount of traffic that passes through Hartsfield-Jackson on a daily basis, it’s not surprising that, when it comes to transportation, Atlanta’s reputation precedes itself. You may, however, be surprised to learn that there’s nothing new about this. Long before air-travel became a thing, Atlanta had the reputation of being a place to make connections no matter what the destination, as we learn in this week’s Stories of Atlanta.
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