Eleventh Grade AP Language
19 October 2014
What History Lies In Downtown Newnan
Photography is not just about taking a picture and saying it looks good or about looking at what is only being seen, but it is also about taking a picture through the lens in which the person feels the effect of the picture being taken and in which the person is able to be doing the seeing. While walking through downtown Newnan and grasping the attention of the old history markers, downtown Newnan is also drawing attention to anyone who is interested in history and the facts about what took place. It was a very influential development to our city and had many people wanting to know more about downtown Newnan and the aspects it had. In the many features and images that it had to show, it created the theory that history in downtown is still a part of our city today. Built on the wars, hospitals, and courthouses of downtown Newnan, people have come to realize that other people before us came and fought for our city and died on our land which now is what we walk on and do not take consideration of the people that came before. From modern day history to today’s progress, people have come to realize that in order for soldiers to have won they had to work together as a team and build confidence in everyone because without team effort they would have not made it anywhere and today people do not realize that when they are working with a group of people they need to work as a team. Although historical downtown Newnan is a very productive and thriving place and has increased in the things that have been
built in our modern day, it is also a landmark that marks the history that has made it the Newnan we flourish in today.
Downtown Newnan has always brought rhetorical history on the battles fought, the hospitals built, and the courthouses that were built during that time. From the wars to the compromises between soldiers, the audience has...