Forest Park

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Forest Park, originally named Quick Station, was founded in 1846 as a refueling stop for the Macon and Western Railroad. It would later be known as Stump Town because of the stumps left behind when trees were cut to provide fuel for the passenger and freight trains traveling to and from Atlanta. This book provides glimpses of the individuals who created the foundation for Forest Park, what their contributions were to the city, when they resided in the city, and where they lived, worked, and played. It also explores the history of Forest Park's churches, schools, businesses, and transportation, in order to provide a more thorough understanding of how the city came to be. From humble beginnings as a railroad town, Forest Park was built by individuals who stood strong in the face of adversity and became the pillars of the community for the past 100 years.
ISBN: 9780738554327
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Georgia
Series: Images of America
Images: 185
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
With the desire to preserve their city's heritage, three employees of the City of Forest Park compiled these historical images: Steve Pearson, director of planning, building, and zoning; Christine Terrell, director of support services; and Beverly Martin, secretary for support services.
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