Spinning our Wheels

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History of transportation in Georgia a trip down memory lane

Throughout history, roads, railroads and rivers have been the lifeblood by which towns and cities grew and prospered.

The Georgia Archives will highlight the role of transportation in the state on April 23 at a daylong symposium. A new exhibit on transportation will open the same day in the exhibit space just off the lobby. A traveling exhibit for the 100th anniversary of the Georgia Department of Transportation will be featured.

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Various programs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. will focus on travel and trade, Atlanta's historic streetcar systems, the politics of road building, historic preservation and a tour of the Georgia Archives.

The program, "Roads, Rails and Rivers: The History of Transportation in Georgia," is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required for the tour of the archives that begins at 3 p.m. To register for the tour, please contact Becky Sherman (678-364-3745) or email Becky.Sherman@usg.edu.

The Georgia Archives are at 5800 Jonesboro Road in Morrow.

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