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He chose Atlanta

SoA #182 "He Chose Atlanta"

Atlanta in 1864

He was on his way from Covington to Newnan via a 2-horse coach when Richard Peters first laid eyes on the young city of Marthasville. It was 1844 and Peters, an engineer for the Georgia Railroad, was part of the team building a rail line that would connect Augusta to Marthasville. As he passed through the community that was more forest than city, Peters probably had no clue that in just 2-years he would move to what would become Atlanta and stay there for the rest of his life. The impact that Richard Peters left on the community helped to shape Atlanta into the city that it is today. We welcome Mr. Peters to the community in this week’s Stories of Atlanta.

Lance Russell

Lance Russell is an Atlanta-based filmmaker and media communicator who, for over three decades, has been entrusted by clients to tell their stories. A seasoned producer with an innate ability to cut to the heart of the matter, Lance’s instincts are tailor-made for today’s “media bite” culture. Brief, poignant and always entertaining, Lance’s current passion is bringing Atlanta’s colorful and inspiring past to life with his “rest of the story” style video series, Stories of Atlanta. “History’s best communicators,” says Lance, “have always been storytellers. It’s in our DNA. ‘Once upon a time’ is how we got to where we are now.”


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1 Comment

  1. Terrie Barnes December 7, 2020 6:27 pm

    Very interesting never heard this story before now why is that not taught in the locale schools?Report


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