The Settlers


They walked into the woods and made lives for themselves. That’s a concept 21st-century Atlantans understandably might have trouble wrapping their heads around. But for the 19th century settlers whose names would become a part of our city’s history, it was business as usual. We meet the neighbors on this week’s Stories of Atlanta.

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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    Charles randall says:

    My grandmother and grandfather owned the property at I-75 and Moore’s mill old dairy farm late 1880 my mother never left that land 94 yrs she passedReport

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    Bonnie Bolin says:

    My GGUncle was John James Thrasher (“Cousin John”) ,who built the embankment for the first railroad to come into Thrasherville, later to be called Marthasville, Terminus, a 9 Cousin John)Report

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