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Drone Oakland Cemetery

A drone’s eye view of Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery first opened its gates to the public a decade before the Civil War. Now filled with ornate tombstones, mausoleums, and magnolia trees, the cemetery has seen more than 70,000 people laid to rest here, including Margaret Mitchell, six governors, 27 mayors, and thousands of unknown Confederate soldiers.
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Atlanta park trivia

Impress your friends with these fun facts about Piedmont Park, Oakland Cemetery, Grant Park, and Woodruff Park
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Downward dog meets boot camp at Iron Root Studio

It’s a safe bet that the ancient master of meditation Patanjali never urged his disciples to “feel the burn.” Certainly his Yoga Sutras make no reference to the arrival of “Daisy Dukes season.”
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19 Atlanta festivals to enjoy in June

From a cigars to cycling, there's a celebration for everyone this month

Insight Into Atlanta’s Past: Oakland Cemetery

“All of Atlanta’s history is buried in Oakland Cemetery,” the tour guides like to say, and during a 90-minute guided walk through Atlanta’s oldest cemetery, you’ll understand why.

Atlanta’s Civil War sites: Then and now

Several years ago, photographer Gregg Segal started a series that juxtaposes “an idealized Civil War embodied by period re-enactors” with “the commercialism of contemporary life.” We commissioned Segal to add to his series with photographs at sites from the Atlanta Campaign.

29. Spend a day with the dead

There is no better way to get to know a city’s past than exploring its citizens’ final resting places. And there’s nothing macabre about graveyard tourism; older cemeteries were designed to be enjoyed by the living, serving as public parks.

Birth of Martha Lumpkin, Atlanta’s namesake

Atlanta wasn’t really planned. It just kind of ... happened. Our streets follow the lines of former cow paths (which explains why I always get turned around on Moore's Mill). And our name evolved in a similarly scattershot manner.

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