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Six Flags Over Georgia

Author : Tim Hollis
ISBN : 0738543586
Genre : History
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When Six Flags Over Georgia opened in June 1967, it became the first theme park in the Southeast. Although the park is best known today for its high-speed roller coasters, this book recaptures its earlier years when it was devoted to the various periods of Georgia's history. Six Flags Over Georgia revisits such classic rides and attractions as the Log Jamboree, Tales of the Okefenokee, Jean Ribaut's Adventure, the Krofft Puppet Theater, the Happy Motoring Freeway, and many others. It also explores how the park's focus changed and expanded over the decades and takes a look at some of its classic advertising and souvenirs.
Category: History

Stone Mountain Park

Author : Tim Hollis
ISBN : 0738568236
Genre : History
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For centuries, explorers and pioneers told of a place in Georgia where there was a gigantic mountain of solid granite resembling "a great gray egg lying half-buried on a vast plain." In time, Stone Mountain, 15 miles east of Atlanta, became a local landmark. In 1915, it was decided that the mountain's sheer north face would be a good spot to carve a lasting memorial to the lost cause of the Confederacy. This proved to be easier said than done. Before the project was completed, one of Georgia's top tourist attractions was established around Stone Mountain's base.
Category: History

Ghosts Of Atlanta

Author : Reese Christian
ISBN : 9781625843692
Genre : History
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A world famous psychic medium and cold case researcher unravels the history and mystery that make Georgia’s capital city a center of the supernatural. Do the ghosts of Civil War soldiers still march through the mists of Kennesaw National Battlefield on the outskirts of Atlanta? Can those who listen still hear the voices of the guests who died in the devastating Winecoff Hotel fire of 1946? Does the spirit of a young boy still ride the “black horse” on the Riverview Carousel at Six Flags Over Georgia? Drawing on her work with the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute at Bauder College and Ghost Hounds Paranormal Research Society, elite psychic medium and cold case researcher Reese Christian writes of the tragic past and the haunted present of Greater Atlanta. From Peachtree Street in the heart of downtown to the plantations and battlefields surrounding the city, join her in discovering the twisted histories of some of Atlanta’s most infamous landmarks and forgotten moments. Includes photos!
Category: History

The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

Author : Harvey H. Jackson III
ISBN : 9781469616766
Genre : Reference
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What southerners do, where they go, and what they expect to accomplish in their spare time, their "leisure," reveals much about their cultural values, class and racial similarities and differences, and historical perspectives. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers an authoritative and readable reference to the culture of sports and recreation in the American South, surveying the various activities in which southerners engage in their nonwork hours, as well as attitudes surrounding those activities. Seventy-four thematic essays explore activities from the familiar (porch sitting and fairs) to the essential (football and stock car racing) to the unusual (pool checkers and a sport called "fireballing"). In seventy-seven topical entries, contributors profile major sites associated with recreational activities (such as Dollywood, drive-ins, and the Appalachian Trail) and prominent sports figures (including Althea Gibson, Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, and Hank Aaron). Taken together, the entries provide an engaging look at the ways southerners relax, pass time, celebrate, let loose, and have fun.
Category: Reference

Total Landscape Theme Parks Public Space

Author : Miodrag Mitrasinovic
ISBN : 0754643336
Genre : Architecture
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Placing theme parks from the United States, Europe and Asia in a comparative, multidisciplinary framework, this fascinating book argues that these fantasy environments are an extreme example of the totalization of public space. By illuminating the relationship between theme parks and public space, the book offers an insight into the ethos, design and expectations of public space in the twenty-first century.
Category: Architecture

Media And Criminal Justice

Author : Dennis J. Stevens
ISBN : 0763755311
Genre : Law
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Media and Criminal Justice: The CSI Effect illustrates how media coverage and television programs inform the public’s perception of criminal justice. The CSI Effect can be characterized as the phenomenon whereby fiction is mistaken for reality and the assumption that all criminal cases can be solved through the employment of hi-tech forensic science such as crime scene investigation and DNA testing as depcited on television crime shows. This text provides broad, balanced, and comprehensive coverage of timely events in CSI, prosecutors, and wrongful convictions. The author explores some common misconceptions and helps readers towards a critical analysis of the information they see in the media and entertainment.
Category: Law

Dixie Before Disney

Author : Tim Hollis
ISBN : UOM:39015043006595
Genre : Business & Economics
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For three decades Tim Hollis gathered family memorabilia and met with collectors nationwide. Lavishly illustrated with his findings -- vintage photographs, brochures, advertisements, and postcards-Dixie Before Disney will bring back a torrent of memories for anyone who grew up traveling the South.
Category: Business & Economics

Exploring The Southeast States Through Literature

Author : Linda Veltze
ISBN : UOM:49015001473553
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Exploring the United States through Literature describes the best of current print and nonprint materials teachers can use with their students to study individual states. Each volume covers a different geographic area and presents selected materials that represent the uniquely rich and varied history, diversity, geography, industries, resources, famous people, and contemporary culture of each state in that region. Much more than a series of detailed bibliographies, the volumes in the Exploring the United States through Literature series also describe classroom-tested activities that directly relate to each source.
Category: Literary Criticism

Riverview Amusement Park

Author : Dolores Haugh
ISBN : 9781439631454
Genre : Photography
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Every summer from 1904 to 1967, for 63 years, Riverview—the world’s largest amusement park—opened its gates to millions of people from all walks of life. For three generations, the Schmidt’s family park offered rides, shows, food, and music to men, women, and especially children. Riverview survived depressions, two World Wars, labor disputes, Prohibition, and a World’s Fair that threatened to take a great deal of its business. Riverview Amusement Park tells the story of Riverview’s growth from 22 acres and three rides to 140 acres and more than 100 attractions. Through an extensive collection of never-before published images, author Dolores Haugh chronicles the tale of this impressive chapter of Chicago history. Known as the “Roller Coaster Capital of America,” Riverview remained a Chicago landmark until it was unexpectedly closed in 1967.
Category: Photography

The Writer S Resource Guide

Author : William Brohaugh
ISBN : STANFORD:36105003291874
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Lists nearly two thousand sources where research information for freelance writers may be obtained free of charge and offers advice on the value and methods of writer's research
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines