Shaq tells Arabia Mountain High students to drive responsibly
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by Daniel Beauregarddaniel@dekalbchamp.comIn the 1800s, author and East Atlanta resident
said the area he now calls home more resembled the Wild West than the com-mercial and residential district it is today. Bryant, along with co-author
, recently released
Images of America: East Atlanta
, part of the Images of America se-ries that chronicles the histories of small towns and cities across America. “The image on the front of the book looks like the Wild West,” Bryant said, “like something out of Deadwood, but it’s the post office in East Atlanta.” The image of the post office is just one of many included in the book to give a detailed visual description of the history of East Atlanta, and what life was like during the past several hundred years. Other metro areas and neighborhoods such as Inman Park, Avondale Estates and Ansley Park have been featured in the Images of Ameri-ca series. Bryant said the books are sold at many national parks and historic sites, as well as visi-tors’ centers throughout Georgia. Bryant said the book begins several hundred years ago, when Native Americans traveled what is now considered Flat Shoals Road as a trade route and the surrounding valley as hunting grounds. Additionally, Bryant said the book uses
Authors discuss images of East Atlanta, its role in Civil War
Retired professional basketball player Shaquille O’Neal visits Arabia Mountain High School to urge students to resist driv-ing while intoxicated or distracted. Photos by Andrew Cauthen. See story on page 15A.
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Author and East Atlanta resident Henry Bryant holds a poster detailing the Battle of Atlanta. Bryant, and co-author Katina VanCronkhite recently released
Images of America: East Atlanta,
which details the history of the area.Shaq dances with students after his talk on distracted driving.