Today, Trevor Rogers gives us a look at the New South in Tallapoosa, Georgia. Here’s what he says about it:
"I grew up in Southern California, but my entire family is from Georgia. I only visited Georgia as a kid but from what I remember the air was thicker and the landscape was way more green than California’s. Other than the fact that Tallapoosa is in Georgia, my family has no real tie to the city. After doing a lot of research I came up on an article from an 1890s Scientific American. The article was all about industry finally reaching the South and focused primarily on the city of Tallapoosa. Part of me regrets not going with my original concept based on the Bud Jones Taxidermy Museum."
Today, we’re back in the USA and Juan Leguizamon is bringing us to Atmore, Alabama. Here’s what he says about it:
"I have no connection with Atmore, I never heard of it before this project and I’ve never been there. But it shouldn’t be a problem, because even the town’s namesake Mr. C.P. Atmore never set foot within the town limits. However what grabbed my attention about Atmore is that this place used to be an important train stop of the Great Northern railroad."
Today, Tina Snow Le brings us back down to South America to visit Salvador, Brazil. Here are her thoughts on the place:
"I’ve always been intrigued by the vibrant energy of Brazil, and it’s on my bucket list to visit the beautiful country soon. Salvador is well known for its large afro-brazilian community, handicraft abilities, and currently holds the world record for hosting the largest carnival in Brazil which all inspired the look and feel of my tag."
Today, Jason Sturgill brings us to tiny Davenport, CA. Here’s what he says about it:
"I’ve always been a fan of the underdog, so I chose Davenport based on the fact that there were lots of places with that name and I wanted to highlight a lesser known one. I went with the Davenport in California which was named after a whaling captain and it’s known as a place to watch wales so I knew I wanted that to be the focus of my label."
Today Joschko Hammermann brings is all the way down to tropical Costa Rica. Here are his thoughts:
"Costa Rica, a place where I have dreamed of going since forever. Perfect climate, huge volcanos and a beautiful pacific coast, make it a special place which would be easy to get used too, but hard to leave behind. I love the idea of exploring the coast by driving a Jeep through unpaved roads and exploring what is probably a little piece of heaven."
Today, Tony Carpenter brings us way down south to Opelika, Alabama. Here’s what he says about it:
"Opelika is a city in Lee County, Alabama. According to 2010 Census, the population of Opelika was 26,477. It is a city ‘rich in heritage with a vision for the future’. The first white settlers in the area now known as Opelika arrived in the late 1830s and established a community called Lebenon. After the removal of the native peoples by force in 1836-37, the area became known as ‘Opelika’, taken from a word in the Muskogee language meaning ‘large swamp.’"
Today, I (Adrian Walsh) get to introduce you to my second home state, Idaho. Here are my thoughts on it:
"From pristine lakes tucked between tree covered mountains in the north, to majestic rivers, canyons, and farmland in the south, Idaho is one of America’s best kept secrets. After my home state of Washington, Idaho is the place I’ve lived the longest, and now kind of feels like home."
Today, Kyle Griggs takes us on a road trip through Chicopee, Massachusetts. Here’s what he has to say:
"I was drawn to Chicopee because I was drawn to the famous Al’s Diner in Chicopee. Chicopee is at the intersection of some big american highways and I thought about late night road trips across the country and stopping at this iconic diner for a midnight meal. I love the concept of Chicopee being simultaneously just another middle america town and an iconic and homey place to rest up for an hour during a long road trip."
Today, Brandon Land takes us down to Houston, Texas. Here’s what he has to say about the place:
"Houston is known as ‘Space City’ and therefore could not be more fitting for my experience. Whether it’s losing our bearded savior to the Rockets, going to Astros games or visiting the Space Center; my memories of Houston have been centered around flying tin, hot dogs and baseball games."
Lydia Nichols takes us to Winnemucca. Here’s what she says about it:
"Winnemucca caught my eye because of its quirkiness; hailed as ‘The City of Paved Streets’ and long believed to have ties to the notorious Butch Cassidy, there’s something very interesting about this tiny Nevada town. Named for a local Native American Chief, Winnemucca loosely translates to ‘one moccasin.’"