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In 1902, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad was looking for a place halfway between Cincinnati and Atlanta to build a rail center. This site would be the home of a rail yard for crew changes and shops to build and repair boxcars. After being turned down for two locations, the railroad looked to an area at the foot of Starr Mountain rich with timber to build the shops and railcars. Several years later, a decision was made to go forward with this site, and in 1906 the L&N Railroad built its first planned community. In one year, over 2,000 people were employed by the line, and a town emerged. One hundred years later, the town maintains a rich heritage built around the rail.
ISBN: 9781467110242
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Tennessee
Series: Images of America
Images: 201
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
S. Durant Tullock is a local businessman who has researched local history and collected photographs for the last 30 years, and his compilation of historical images has grown to over 6,000. Tullock teaches local history classes in the surrounding communities in order to keep this history alive for future generations.
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