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Transportation Geography Midtown's Piedmont Park is a popular venue for cultural festivals in Atlanta Every spring when the native dogwoods are in bloom in Piedmont Park is the Atlanta Dogwood Festival an arts and crafts fair Piedmont Park is also the finish line of the Peachtree Road Race held annually on Independence Day as ground-zero for Atlanta arts community Midtown is home of the annual Atlanta Arts Festival which brings artists from across the country to Piedmont Park Piedmont Park is also the home of the Southeast's largest multicultural festival Festival Peachtree Latino which celebrates Hispanic-American culture with arts and crafts family activities sporting events a parade dance demonstrations ethnic foods and a live music stage featuring international performers from Mexico Puerto Rico Colombia Venezuela and the Dominican Republic Midtown is also the home of Atlanta's major music festival Music Midtown which was revived in 2011 after a five-year hiatus At the corner of 8th Street and Spring Street near the Midtown MARTA station Midtown also hosts the Peachtree Music Festival a one-day two-stage music festival blending indie rock bands with electronic DJs in the fall the Atlanta Pride festival attracts the LGBT local and regional community while the week-long Out on Film gay film festival highlights films by for and about the LGBT community. Legacy Softball ? Boulevard CID (industrial district) created 2010, 6.6 Baseball Hall of Famers Atlanta Georgia business directory. . Bobby Dodd Stadium The area has gone by other names in the past An 1897 source refers to the area as North Atlanta which would later be the name of today's city of Brookhaven the 1897 "North Atlanta" encompassed (roughly) most of today's Midtown Georgia Tech and English Avenue Sources from the 1950s and early 1960s refer to the area as "Uptown Atlanta," a moniker which would later be applied instead to Buckhead following its annexation, There are 17 Fortune 500 companies and 26 Fortune 1000 companies with headquarters in Georgia including Home Depot UPS Coca-Cola TSYS Delta Air Lines Aflac Southern Company Anthem Inc Honeywell and SunTrust Banks. ! 17 External links On July 5 Chipper Jones surpassed Dale Murphy for the Atlanta club record of 372 home runs by belting two against the Los Angeles Dodgers! .
Native 0.2% 0.3% 0.3% There are 48 television broadcast stations in Georgia including TBS TNT TCM Cartoon Network CNN and Headline News all founded by notable Georgia resident Ted Turner the Weather Channel also has its headquarters in Atlanta, The Province of Carolina was the second attempted English settlement south of Virginia the first being the failed attempt at Roanoke it was a private venture financed by a group of English Lords Proprietors who obtained a Royal Charter to the Carolinas in 1663 hoping that a new colony in the south would become profitable like Jamestown Carolina was not settled until 1670 and even then the first attempt failed because there was no incentive for emigration to that area Eventually however the Lords combined their remaining capital and financed a settlement mission to the area led by Sir John Colleton the expedition located fertile and defensible ground at what became Charleston originally Charles Town for Charles II of England, Teams are awarded with monetary prizes for how they place at the end of the regular season as well as for participating and placing high in the stage playoffs and post-season tournament for example the first season had a total prize pool of US$3.5 million available with the top prize of US$1 million awarded to the post-season championship team. . I-285.svg Interstate 285 Historical population Most of Atlanta was burned during the Civil War depleting the city of a large stock of its historic architecture Yet architecturally the city had never been traditionally "southern" because Atlanta originated as a railroad town rather than a patrician southern seaport like Savannah or Charleston Many of the city's landmarks share architectural characteristics with buildings in the Northeast or Midwest. 16 Brian McCann Injury icon 2.svg There is no true metropolitan government in Georgia though the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) and Georgia Regional Transportation Authority do provide some services and the ARC must approve all major land development projects in the Atlanta metropolitan area, 2.7 Commuter services Atlanta in 2015 became the furthest south Box Lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) when John Arlotta moved the Minnesota Swarm franchise from St Paul Minnesota to Duluth GA and renamed the team to the Georgia Swarm in the three seasons in the Atlanta market they have made the playoffs each year including in 2017 winning the National Lacrosse League Cup in 2017 Then in the spring of 2016 Atlanta fielded its first professional Field Lacrosse team the team the Major Lacrosse League Expansion Franchise Atlanta Blaze took to the field at Kennesaw State University's Fifth Third Bank Stadium the team made its first MLL Playoff appearance in the 2018 Season. . ARWU 46-58 2 History The main source of income for railway companies is from ticket revenue (for passenger transport) and shipment fees for cargo Discounts and monthly passes are sometimes available for frequent travellers (e.g season ticket and rail pass) Freight revenue may be sold per container slot or for a whole train Sometimes the shipper owns the cars and only rents the haulage for passenger transport advertisement income can be significant.