The generous Mr. Norcross
You might be familiar with the term “Y’allywood.” It is a nickname that many have recently applied to Atlanta. For those not into, as The Dude would say, the whole brevity thing, perhaps you’re familiar with “Hollywood of the South.” Either way, both of those names will just have to be added to the lengthy list of nicknames that Atlanta has garnered since the terminus stake was driven into the ground, which, as you would expect, gave rise to the nickname Terminus. It doesn’t take much to spawn a new moniker in this community and it never has. Take the case Jonathan Norcross in the 1840s, who was just trying to be a nice guy, as you will see in this week’s Stories of Atlanta.