Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Fact of the Day: Atlanta

The captial of Georgia, Atlanta was named by John Edgar Thomson, Chief Engineer of the Georgia Railroad. He suggested that a town be called Atlantica-Pacifica (after the oceans) which was later shortened to Atlanta. 

22 comments:

  1. Kind of wish it was named Pacifica instead.

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  2. I kind of like the sound of Atlantica-Pacifica.

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  3. I like the shortened version much better.

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  4. Sounds better with just Atlanta

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  5. I think I like the original name better:P

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  6. that's where the zombie virus starts....

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  7. I've never been to Atlanta. One of these days we shall have to make that trip.

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  8. Oh, that makes sense!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  9. didn't know this fun fact about my city, thanks for sharing!!

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  10. Buena información!!
    Saludos
    http://judithbysucre.blogspot.com.es

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  11. I need to check my map but Atlanta isn't near the Atlantic or the Pacific, is it?

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