One Square Mile: Salvage Hunter Auto Parts, Austell

Photograph by Justin Chambers

Salvage Hunter Auto Parts | Austell | 21 miles northwest of Atlanta

In this open-air market by the Silver Comet Trail, every item has a tale of calamity or violence or catastrophic malfunction. Maybe the transmission failed, or the front end crumpled, or blood spilled on the passenger seat. Maybe the airbag inflated, the windshield going translucent from shock, or maybe a young woman drew white hearts on the windows—along with the date, 3/31/15, and such...

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