Scenic tours in Atlanta not as robust...

Scenic tours in Atlanta not as robust as other cities'

There are 54 comments on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution story from Aug 20, 2010, titled Scenic tours in Atlanta not as robust as other cities'. In it, Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that:

Puttering around the streets of Midtown and downtown Atlanta in a stretch golf cart, Stephen Chester is selling Atlanta to half a dozen visitors at a time.

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#41 Aug 25, 2010
Brngthtrth2u wrote:
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If you check with other states...and locals in places where History was once the attraction...it has fell off everywhere. look at the new generation...are most of them interested in "Civil war"..."Gone With The Wind"? You can catch them at a frat house...or at other functions where college kids hang out...."Gone with The Partying"...throwing back shots...and drinking until they can't see straight. the parents are paying for this and in this economy...most parents are struggling..let alone paying for their children's drinking habits. These are kids YOU know...saving their money while working for you...to have it to share drinking skills with their friends at college. it's a new day...A New World Order...no city or town is making money on history that tells the story of the past....these people have seen enough past to last them a lifetime....what's important to them is friends, family, and throwing back a few shots. Try most kids...the subject is boring to them. It is sad...but that is just how they are. they go to bed with their hand out...and they wake up with it out! In this economy...remember the only thing left to profit from...is what sells. everything else is just expense. Food sells, definitely drinks...all day and all night if you have them. Your thoughts seem to be yesterday...but the world is living today...for tomorrow. This is the truth...being a businessman yourself...you know this. You can only sell...what is being bought...by the person who buys it. look around you...seen any good Hallmark shops lately? How about places to rent movies? It's the economy...do you use family money to go visit the site for the "Battle of Gettysburg" or do you put food on the table and send money to your kids that is supposed to help with expenses but ends up in the hands of someone selling alcoholic beverages. Don't forget...just like these are kids I KNOW...they are also kids YOU KNOW!
You must have never been to Gettysburg, Williamsburg, Old Salem, Tucson, Fredericksburg, etc. The incomes of the people living here are primarily from tourist drawn to these towns because of history. Just because the current leaders of Atlanta and it's gangstas don't appreciate Atlanta's history does not mean it is not important to people interested in the War Between the States. The current population of Atlanta may continue with their "shots" and government support, but there is money in history. Take a trip out to the Atlanta Historical Center and you might be impressed with Atlanta's unique history.

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#42 Aug 25, 2010
lighteredknot wrote:
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You must have never been to Gettysburg, Williamsburg, Old Salem, Tucson, Fredericksburg, etc. The incomes of the people living here are primarily from tourist drawn to these towns because of history. Just because the current leaders of Atlanta and it's gangstas don't appreciate Atlanta's history does not mean it is not important to people interested in the War Between the States. The current population of Atlanta may continue with their "shots" and government support, but there is money in history. Take a trip out to the Atlanta Historical Center and you might be impressed with Atlanta's unique history.
I've been there....we can agree to disagree here. read your posts...here and in other forums....and then...oNly then....you will see what i see......MAYBE! BETTER YET...TRY THIS...ASK THE GROUP OF TODAY'S COLLEGE STUDENTS TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT HISTORY. I REST MY CASE!

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#43 Aug 25, 2010
lighteredknot wrote:
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You must have never been to Gettysburg, Williamsburg, Old Salem, Tucson, Fredericksburg, etc. The incomes of the people living here are primarily from tourist drawn to these towns because of history. Just because the current leaders of Atlanta and it's gangstas don't appreciate Atlanta's history does not mean it is not important to people interested in the War Between the States. The current population of Atlanta may continue with their "shots" and government support, but there is money in history. Take a trip out to the Atlanta Historical Center and you might be impressed with Atlanta's unique history.
Are they giving that money out to people with no jobs?
Justin

Richmond, VA

#44 Aug 26, 2010
I've done the horse drawn carriage ride thing while visiting New Orleans, Charleston, or Savannah, but Atlanta is really not much of a "scenic" city in that same way.

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#45 Aug 26, 2010
Justin wrote:
I've done the horse drawn carriage ride thing while visiting New Orleans, Charleston, or Savannah, but Atlanta is really not much of a "scenic" city in that same way.
What? No Gone With The Wind tour?

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#46 Aug 26, 2010
The current hoods of Atlanta have tried to destroy Atlanta's history. They even burned Margaret Mitchell's home. One black mayor tried to close the Cyclorama.
Justin

Richmond, VA

#47 Aug 26, 2010
Brngthtrth2u wrote:
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What? No Gone With The Wind tour?
The story "Gone With The Wind" may have been set in the Old South, but the actual film set was in southside Los Angleles.
As far as I know, there are really no antebellum era neighborhoods in Atlanta like you can still find in New Orleans or Charleston. Maybe a few dozen houses scattered around, but not enough clustered together to create an atmosphere.

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#48 Aug 26, 2010
lighteredknot wrote:
The current hoods of Atlanta have tried to destroy Atlanta's history. They even burned Margaret Mitchell's home. One black mayor tried to close the Cyclorama.
Give it a rest...these are things you like. It's old stuff. There's a lot of things getting closed these days because it takes more to keep them up than money brought in from it. Have you looked around lately, do you understand the economy we are living in? These days...all cash business is operated under the theory that if it doesn't make money...it doesn't make sense. Even if those things were kept, they would probably cost more money in employee wages, operations, and accounting, than it brings in.

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#49 Aug 26, 2010
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The story "Gone With The Wind" may have been set in the Old South, but the actual film set was in southside Los Angleles.
As far as I know, there are really no antebellum era neighborhoods in Atlanta like you can still find in New Orleans or Charleston. Maybe a few dozen houses scattered around, but not enough clustered together to create an atmosphere.
So why keep that "hope alive"? Let it go....and move on to the next order of business right? These are hard days we are living in...you never get the jest of how hard until you see on television what's going on in the public. When the economy leaves a lot without....bad things happen. People say...get a job....all you have to do is make one mistake....riding in a car that was stolen...that you didn't know was stolen will stop you from getting a job long after the offense...even if you you pleaded innocent...and was found guilty because you're in the car. I am taking this from a movie....with Emilio Estefan...can't remember the name of the movie though. It's true though.....it is hard out there these days. everyone has tightened their belt someway...and some can't breathe because the belt is so tight.

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#50 Aug 27, 2010
Brngthtrth2u wrote:
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Give it a rest...these are things you like. It's old stuff. There's a lot of things getting closed these days because it takes more to keep them up than money brought in from it. Have you looked around lately, do you understand the economy we are living in? These days...all cash business is operated under the theory that if it doesn't make money...it doesn't make sense. Even if those things were kept, they would probably cost more money in employee wages, operations, and accounting, than it brings in.
Your theory in practice would close the MLK Center because it is constantly begging for "mo" money. In fact it was funded by federal funds.

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#51 Aug 27, 2010
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Your theory in practice would close the MLK Center because it is constantly begging for "mo" money. In fact it was funded by federal funds.
Do you have any other examples for your thoughts...other than blacks being singled out...when there is something you don't like....and whites being singled in when something you do like. The King Center operates on federal funds somewhat because it is a non-profit organization and it was established for ALL PEOPLE...let's be clear on that. That includes, Hispanics, Blacks, Whites...that's right I said it....Whites have benefited from the legacy of King too....some were even his best friends. I don't think my theory would fail for the King Center because it has so many programs including the arts, history, nostalgia, business, and theater.....it can produce most of its own revenue...but because its non-profit..and for ALL people...it is necessary and the government likes funding it as a contribution to King's legacy. Sorry, you're wrong again and there is nothing you can do with that one.
DIVERSITY4all

Atlanta, GA

#52 Aug 27, 2010
BTW; there was a quaint diner on Memorial Drive that changed names last year; it was called 'MAMMY'S DINER' but now has been 'yuppyized' with 'orgainic' in the name. At least 'Pitty Pat's Porch' is still open on Peachtree Road.

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#53 Aug 28, 2010
DIVERSITY4all wrote:
BTW; there was a quaint diner on Memorial Drive that changed names last year; it was called 'MAMMY'S DINER' but now has been 'yuppyized' with 'orgainic' in the name. At least 'Pitty Pat's Porch' is still open on Peachtree Road.
What's your point...or are you just running off at the mouth to hear your B.S. in print?

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#54 Aug 28, 2010
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Your theory in practice would close the MLK Center because it is constantly begging for "mo" money. In fact it was funded by federal funds.
Check into the information of your own like you do the ones you don't like...and you will find...all of them....cultures and nationalities....are begging for mo' money...as you put it. You undertones wreaks with resentment for a specific kind of group. Why do you think that is?

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