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Stories of Atlanta

Not a river town

Lance Russell

During the early days of America’s founding, having access to water was one of the primary prerequisites in choosing a location for a community. It’s not a difficult concept to understand. In addition to the obvious health benefits, having access to water provided a source of power for industry and, for many, water equaled mobility, a way to get from point A to point B. Which explains why so many cities in the United States developed beside bodies of water. Makes one wonder why Atlanta is the exception. Why didn’t the City of Atlanta spring up around the Chattahoochee River? The answer, as you might expect, is simple and it can be found in this week’s Stories of Atlanta.

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Lance Russell
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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    Ray Glier February 26, 2019 12:06 pm

    So now that is understood that Atlanta is a “rail town” the development of the Gulch needs to include a rail hub. Amtrak, Marta, high-speed rail, light rail options. Put the Greyhound in there, too. We need a Grand Central Station.Report

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