Six Flags Over Georgia (Images Of America)
Six Flags Over Georgia (Images of America)
When Six Flags Over Georgia opened in June 1967, it became the first theme park in the Southeast. Although the park is best known today for its high-speed roller coasters, this book recaptures its earlier years when it was devoted to the various periods of Georgia’s history. Six Flags Over Georgia revisits such classic rides and attractions as the Log Jamboree, Tales of the Okefenokee, Jean Ribaut’s
Adventure, the Krofft Puppet Theater, the Happy Motoring Freeway, and many others. It also explores how the park’s focus changed and expanded over the decades and takes a look at some of its classic advertising and souvenirs.
About the Author
Author Tim Hollis first visited Six Flags Over Georgia during its opening season. A recognized authority on Southern roadside history, Hollis has written two books for Arcadia Publishing about his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, plus numerous other titles on Southern tourism and baby boomer pop culture for the University Press of Mississippi and Stackpole Books. In Six Flags Over Georgia, he delves deep into the personal collections of longtime park employees, as well as his own archives, to document the park as his fellow...