It's not a real place, just a nickname for Forest Park, my hometown, a troubled suburb on the southside of Atlanta, Georgia.
I found out that Forest Park was founded in 1908 as "Forest Station," a supply stop on the railroad line. So many trees had been cleared for construction the railworkers called it "Stump Town." And that is the glorious story of my suburban homeland.
I started this blog as a place to stash my observations when I moved back to Atlanta after spending a few years away in college and Brooklyn. I use the name "Stumptown" to refer to Forest Park and sometimes to Atlanta in general. We're always switching names around here, managing our image, trying to figure out who we are.
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