Lost Towns of North Georgia

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When the bustle of a city slows, towns dissolve into abandoned buildings or return to woods and crumble into the North Georgia clay. The remains of many towns dot the landscape—pockets of life that were lost to fire or drowned by the water of civic works projects. In 1832, Auraria was one site of the original American gold rush. Cassville was a booming educational and cultural epicenter until 1864. Allatoona found its identity as a railroad town. Author and professor Lisa M. Russell unearths the forgotten towns of North Georgia.Order your copy now on Amazon.com

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  1. BeLinda Stevens Parrish

    I was born and raised in the American Thread Mill in Dalton. My grandparents, mama and daddy and many relatives worked at the mill. My husband was raised in the Crown Cotton Mill where his grandfather worked. Proud to be lintheads! Looking forward to seeing you at Kennesaw and purchasing your books.

    • How cool is that. I almost left them out of my book, but I went to Dalton High, but hung out with Southeast HS kids and there was a strong connection to that part of town. Are you coming to the North COBB event? I was just having lunch with the librarian there.

  2. Excellent, I’ll have to get this book also. Just picked up Underwater Ghost Towns of North Georgia, loving it. After moving around most of my life, I’ve lived in several little places around Northwest Georgia for 15 years now so this is all great to read about.

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