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Peachtree Creek: A Natural and Unnatural History of Atlanta's Watershed
In 1990 David Kaufman decided to explore Peachtree Creek from its headwaters to its confluence with the Chattahoochee River. For thirteen years he paddled the creek, photographed it, and researched its history as the Atlanta area's major watershed. The result is Peachtree Creek, a compelling mix of urban travelogue, local history, and call for conservation. Historical imag ...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by University of Georgia Press
(first published July 1st 2007)
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Oct 15, 2007 Jolomo rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: history and nature folks
This book has it all: amazing modern photos of the entire course of Peachtree Creek plus tributaries Nancy, Clear, Tanyard, etc; full and accurate history of settlement along the waterways; many historic photos and maps; analysis of the ecological health of the whole natural system and associated bridges and dams. This nearly twenty year long project has been completed in grand fashion. For me, the idea of putting a conoe in those waters would be daunting but it really brings the condition and ...more
Nifty book. My initial interest was the role this meandering creek played in the Civil War. It was signficant. But I learned a lot more than that - much about the history of the city of Atlanta, the names of streets and mills all along and around the city of Atlanta. If you are interested in the history of the city, this book is an excellent addition to your reading library. The book belongs to Shari's friend Sarah Luce.