Photographs of first car to climb Stone Mountain

Photographs of first car to climb Stone Mountain

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Photographs of first car to climb Stone Mountain
Dates: circa 1920-1930
Quantity: 0.02 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1591 to MS 1607)
Coll. Number: ms1592(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

"Stone Mountain, located in DeKalb County about ten miles northeast of downtown Atlanta, is the largest exposed mass of granite in the world. Before 1800 Native Americans used the mountain as a meeting and ceremonial place. Stone Mountain emerged as a major tourist resort in the 1850s, attracting residents of nearby Atlanta and other cities. The carving of a Confederate memorial on the side of the mountain attracted national and international attention during the twentieth century. Today, Stone Mountain is a tourist attraction that draws approximately 4 million visitors a year." -- "Stone Mountain" from the New Georgia Encyclopedia, (Accessed April 2, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of pictures of the first car to ascend Stone Mountain. The feat was a promotional scheme to show the power of the Ruckstell Axle. Also included is a view of a Macon flood of the same period.

Index Terms

Georgia--History--20th century.
Macon (Ga.)--History--20th century.
Stone Mountain (Ga.)--Photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Photographs of first car to climb Stone Mountain, MS 1592. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing