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Hartsfield History

Long before the debate about what it should really be called, Atlanta's airport was no more than the inner field of a failed racecourse owned by Coca-Cola magnate and mayor of Atlanta Asa Candler. The trajectory from municipal mudfield to the world's busiest airport has been meticulously documented and arranged — with hundreds of photographs and anecdotes — by the air enthusiasts at Sunshine Skies. For those wanting to learn a bit, or to just waste time with some really awesome aerial views of the original airport superimposed over the sprawling Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport that we know today, take a look. [Image: Sunshine Skies]