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Government, The Neighborhood Files
In 1862, Union spies rendezvous in Marietta to pull off a daring heist, seizing the celebrated General locomotive engine.
Independence Day weekend in 1864 saw the first Union troops enter Marietta.
The Neighborhood Files
More than a hundred years after being hijacked by Union spies, the General was the subject of another battle. Lecture by Joe Head, hosted by the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History and the Kennesaw Historical Society.
From the financial devastation of the post-war South, Georgia's railroads laid tracks for the future.
From an impoverished childhood, Dobbs went on to solidify African-American political influence.
Local archaeologist Melissa Scharffenberg uncovers the foundation of the Lacy Hotel in Kennesaw, scene of the Great Locomotive Chase.
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