Introducing Atlanta...


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ColumnThe Column-01-24-2011
Volume 7
Issue 1

An introduction to the city that hosts Pittcon in 2011 with some of the places of interest that are not to be missed.

To the history buffs in The Column’s readership, the fact that Atlanta derives its name from the Lost City of Atlantis may be common knowledge (and has no doubt helped win many games of Trivial Pursuit). However, did you know that the original name of the City of Atlanta was the more mundane and improbable “Terminus,” based on the fact that it sprouted up at the end of an old rail line? This piece of trivia is one of the surprises with regard to the city of Atlanta amongst a host of others that bode well for the annual Pittcon Conference, set to take place at the Georgia World Congress Center between 13–18 March 2011.

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