There were originally three railroad section houses on Chamblee Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody, just north of Mount Vernon Road. They were built to house workers on the Roswell Railroad line.

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There were people on both sides of the smallpox vaccine debate. A Sept. 7, 1891, Atlanta Constitution column, “Against Vaccination,” featured a lengthy letter from a citizen strongly opposed to vaccination and Atlanta’s rule that students could not attend without vaccination.

Students of Nettie Austin remember her as a caring and beloved teacher. As a teacher in the farming community of Dunwoody, she often taught multiple grades, and one year she taught all grades at Dunwoody School.

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Carlton Renfroe and his family moved to Dunwoody permanently in 1941. His father bought their Tilly Mill Road home in 1925, but his mother refused to move there until the road was paved and electricity and phone service were available. 

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This is part two of the story of Jean Fallon, who hosted the North Korean delegation at her Atlanta home during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, and the connection to her husband, a Vietnam POW/MIA whose plane was shot down in 1969 over Laos.

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James H. Clark was working as a night telegraph operator in Chamblee in 1906. Those who knew him said he was a quiet man. However, when a young woman named Nellie Gay broke off their relationship, he became enraged.

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When I was asked a few weeks ago about the history of the name Abernathy Road, I turned to Lois Coogle’s “More of Sandy Springs Past Tense.” The Abernathy family once owned a farm between Abernathy Road and Mount Vernon Highway, according to Coogle.

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Recently, I wrote about women working as Link Instrument trainers at Naval Air Station Atlanta during World War II. This is just one part of the history of Naval Air Station Atlanta, which was located in Chamblee on land that was home to Camp Gordon during World War I.