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Old September 2nd, 2014, 04:46 PM   #11
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They all died either on the toilet or in the bathroom.
My Dad always said constipation's a killer....
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So George II did die on the throne.
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Yes, it was a Constipational Monarchy.
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What was the original name of Atlanta, Georgia?
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Marthasville?
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WHERE are the participants?

It's a good one, too.
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The native American name was Standing Peachtree.
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In 1762 there was a trading post called Standing Peachtree. I find this interesting because peach trees are not native to the US though the Spaniards brought them to North America in the 16th century. It is thought peaches were brought to Virginia in the 17th century and Thomas Jefferson had a few trees at Monticello. There weren't a lot of them.

So, was there a peach tree at Atlanta in 1762 or was it a native persimmon tree?

Near Atlanta was a native town with mounds built by the Mississippian culture. That area is/was called Italwa in Muscogee native language which means town.

In 1837 Atlanta was called Terminus for the start of the railroads there. In the 1840s someone wanted to call it Lumpkin for Governor Wilson Lumpkin. Lumpkin wanted it named for his daughter so it was called Marthasville. In 1845 it was renamed Atlantica-Pacifica, again referencing the railroad destinations.
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Three smarties under one roof!

So why haven't you guys solved a 127-year old mystery yet? How hard can it be?
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Three smarties under one roof!

So why haven't you guys solved a 127-year old mystery yet? How hard can it be?
Who says it hasn't been solved?
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