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:

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Cool!

DWei said...

Kind of wish it was named Pacifica instead.

Dreams-amaze-me said...

Nice :) have a good day too :)

Mia Di Domenico said...

Very interesting! :D

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Bob Bushell said...

Good thinking.

Unknown said...

Easier to say then his

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Pacifica has a nice ring

Caro * said...

Nice information :)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I kind of like the sound of Atlantica-Pacifica.

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Hot-lanta as we call it. Awesome city!!!!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I like the shortened version much better.

Christine said...

Interesting!

Pat Hatt said...

Sounds better with just Atlanta

Emmylou said...

I think I like the original name better:P

DEZMOND said...

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

Kay said...

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

Kati said...

Oh, that makes sense!

Have a great day,
-Kati

Vett Vandiver said...

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

Dana said...

I would love to go there!

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

have a nice day!

Unknown said...

Buena informaciĆ³n!!
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stephen Hayes said...

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