In Atlanta during the late sixties and onward, a fixture on the local scene has been Wolfe Thomas, known simply as Wolfe, selling periodicals.
Famous for his and Tom Millican’s standing at 10th Street and Peachtree selling first The Great Speckled Bird, then other less noble periodicals like Girls! Girls! Girls!, Wolfe was instantly recognizable by his height and blonde locks. One of the good guys of the street, hard at work at his post No matter the weather. Wolfe is always friendly, even if a bit grumpy at times, and is always ready to help out others in the street community.
Like so many of the hip folks, Wolfe transferred his allegiance to Ponce at Highland and Little Five Points to sell magazines when Midtown gentrified .
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Coming into Atlanta
“It’s all happening at ‘The Zoo’”
The music changed and Beats became Hippies
Feelin’ at home with the hippies
Atlanta street people
On The Strip
Atlanta’s digger, Bongo
Piedmont Police Riot
Cosmic carnival tales
A newspaper for the Homeless
et folks and Chili Dog Charlie’s
the last Birds
The 12th Gate and The Bistro
Jacob, street lawyer wino
bad times – the loitering laws
Little Five Points merchants
The Strip project
Wolfe sings Dusty Roads
Kudos to Bill Horrisberger for his earlier StoryCorp interview of Wolfe.Listen here.