Were you a student at PMMS? Do you remember your pod number? How many times did you win at “Gotcha!”? How many times were you caught out during Danish Rounders? Did Mr. Jackson ever give you the “Seal of Approval” or the “Pine Mountain Salute”?
Thirty years ago, a new centre of commerce was being built in the sleepy semi-rural community of Kennesaw, Georgia. Local resident A.E. Howard had the foresight to document the area on video. His son, Art was decent enough to upload the video to YouTube for us to enjoy on its thirtieth anniversary.
This is what my hometown looked like in my early childhood. I remember riding in the back seat of the family sedan, winding through the small neighbourhood roads until we eventually reached “The Four Lane” (US-41) that took us south to Barrett Parkway and the Town Center at Cobb shopping mall.
It’s hard to believe that the same rural, tree-lined residential properties shown in this time capsule now comprise the commercial heart of northwest metro Atlanta.
I’m picturing this over the opening credits of my biopic. Needless to say, there’s a new track going into my regular rotation!
Source: Battle Of Kennesaw – 45rpm
See y’all tomorrow….
Just a quick video concept project I threw together this week. It’s comprised of recycled footage from The Great American Road Trip and set to some great road rock.
Since I’ve moved to California, Georgia has had more earthquakes than the Golden State.