Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Fact of the Day: Martha Atlanta

A town in Georgia in the 19th century had voted to name their town Lumpkin after their Governor Wilson Lumpkin. He wanted it named after his daughter Martha instead, so it became known was Marthasville. This only lasted about two years, when the name changed to Atlanta. 

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    1. Oh wait... this is not the Kitty Lair... Sorry about that Adam. But, hey, another fact I didn't know.

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  2. Lol...good thing bc lumpkin and marthasville are both awful names. I'm a little surprised that you didn't mention the photographed evidence that this man invented the fo-hawk hair style. :)

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  3. Well, naming the place after his daughter didn't last long!

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  4. Lumpkin would've been a great name! Bwahaha

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  5. It is so fun with these facts you come up with....lol
    I wish they had kept Lumpkin!

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  6. Interesting how it got it's name.

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  7. Somehow Lumpkin has a nice ring to it. Can't you see his campaign posters..."Vote for Lumpkin, he's a pumpkin."

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  8. Lumpkin could easily be rhymed with hump kin. The inbreeds would be happy though

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  9. mmm...I didn´t know they voted for choosing the name of a city. Kisses:)

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  10. hahhhaa...Lumpkin is much cuter...

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