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1. Visitors arrive at this southern capital by automobile, train, and plane. Dating back to 1925, the City of Atlanta leased 287 acres from Coca-Cola magnate Asa Candler to build an airport. From those beginnings, this airport has become the busiest airport in the world. When the airport was renamed in September 1980, for whom was it named?
2. From the airport, a very convenient and inexpensive way to get to the city is by using MARTA, the local transit authority. You may wish to take a side trip into the "Sweet Auburn" residential section to visit the visitors' center and home of the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., the great civil rights leader. About two blocks from his home was his church, where his father, and his father before him, had been pastor. What is the name of this church?
3. You ride on into town and have a typical southern dinner at Mary Mac's Tea Room, which has been proudly serving Atlantans since 1945. Of course Mary Mac's should not be difficult to find, since it is located on this boulevard named after the great Spanish explorer who gave the name "Florida" to the land that is now one of the United States. Who was this explorer?
4. This fine southern university is often called the "Harvard of the South". While it may not be Harvard, it is still a very fine "second-tier" private institution that offers, among other programs, a fine law school, medical school, and dental school. Located in Dekalb county, what is the name of this university?
5. To learn about the Battle of Atlanta during the Civil War, the Atlanta Cyclorama is a great place to begin! Completed in 1921, the highlight of the exhibit is the 48' X 358' painting depicting the battle. The concept of a cyclorama only had a brief popularity. It developed in the United States but was created in Europe. It is commonly thought that cycloramas first appeared in this largest Bavarian city. Which city is this?
6. A fine place for a picnic is Stone Mountain Park. The park offers many recreational options including camping and hiking. While there, you undoubtedly cannot miss the Confederate Memorial Carving on the side of the mountain. This world's largest high relief sculpture shows three heroes of the Civil War. Which of these people is NOT depicted on the carving?
7. A nice day trip from Atlanta would be to this small town nestled in the mountains of north Georgia. After having some of the best home-style food anywhere served family-style at the Smith House, you can walk off some of the fried chicken, mashed potatoes with cream gravy, and fried okra by touring the square and visiting numerous antique shops. If you are interested, you can even pan for gold while you wait for your table - and you will wait! This town is also known for being home to the Military College of Georgia as well as to a former U.S. Mint. Which town is this?
8. Atlanta began life in the 1830's as the terminal of the Western & Atlantic Railroad and the settlement was called "Terminus". In 1843, it was renamed "Marthasville" after then Gov. Lumpkin's daughter. A year later it was named "Atlanta", a feminine version of "Atlantic", after the railroad. War struck less than two decades later and left Atlanta in ashes, from which grew this large and cosmopolitan city we have today. This in mind, what bird would you expect has been incorporated in the official city seal?
9. Originally designed to be the Yaarab Temple Shrine Mosque, serious cost overruns caused the Shriners to contact a motion picture studio to take over the project. The result was an extremely opulent movie palace. The theater fell into disrepair in the sixties and seventies, but was saved by private donations and entered into the ledgers as a National Historical Landmark. With over $20 million spent to restore this building, it is once again a great theater. What is its name?
10. While in Atlanta, you may wish to see the many beautiful and stately homes in Buckhead, which is known as the city's most affluent district. If you don't have a current membership at the Cherokee Town & Country Club or an invitation to tea at the Governor's Mansion - don't despair! You can get a fine taste of the area by visiting the Swan House, an elegant mansion built by the Inman family, heir to a cotton brokerage fortune. Later, you may want to go shopping at Lenox Square or Phipp's Plaza.
True or False: The name "Buckhead" was derived from one Henry Irby, a general store owner, who shot a large deer and mounted its head where all passers-by could see it.
Source: Author Woofi
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