Articles by Larry Felton Johnson


Shoupade Park

The clear view of Atlanta’s skyline from the hill makes it obvious why it was valuable territory for desperate, retreating Confederate troops in the Summer of 1864.  The hill is…




How did Cobb County get its name?

Cobb County, formed in 1832 after the Cherokee were expelled from their land northwest of present-day Atlanta, was named after U.S. congressman and U.S. senator Thomas Willis Cobb.  Cobb was…



My social media diet

I’m a compulsive writer.  If I’m not working on an article for River Edges, I’m writing a speech for toastmasters, or writing outlines for future articles, or bantering on social…