The Unsolved Atlanta Ripper Case

Lori Johnston
26 min readAug 19, 2020
The Five Points area of Atlanta, 1911 (photo source:

In 1911, Atlanta, Georgia was considered the gateway to the “New South,” at least by Atlanta itself. Less than four decades after Sherman burned Atlanta in a bid to destroy the morale of southerners and cripple the ability of major cities, like Atlanta, to transport goods from place to place, nearly a dozen railroads were now passing through Georgia’s capital city. There was a major boom in business, leading to Inman Park and…

Lori Johnston

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