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The Georgia Rail Road Depot on Carr's Hill

Location: Russell Special Collections Auditorium

Date / Time: 3/20/2016 3:00 PM


Please join us at the Richard B. Russell Special Collections auditorium at the University of Georgia for local author and researcher Gary Doster's presentation The Georgia Rail Road Depot on Carr's Hill, documenting the men and machinations who brought this modern form of transportation to Athens in 1840.

View from Carr's Hill, 1845 by George Cooke

Mr. Doster will cover the first 42 years of history of the line that ended at Carr's Hill Depot, until the trestle built over Trail Creek and the North Oconee River finally brought rail cars into the town of Athens. A reception will follow the presentation.

On view will be the original 1845 painting by George Cooke, View of Athens from Carr's Hill. Don't miss this chance to see this well-nown painting of Athens's past for yourself!

Sunday, March 20th, 2016
3:00 PM
Rusell Special Collections Building
University of Georgia
300 South Hull Street

Free parking is available in the Hull Street parking deck next to the Collections building, and a map is provided below. 

We hope to see you there!




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