Isaac Robert and the Roswell Railroad

History and Ecology Lectures

  • Date: 03/21/2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Location: Lost Corner Preserve
    7300 Brandon Mill Road
    Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328
  • Introduction: Recreation and Parks and Friends of Lost Corner host History and Ecology Lectures. Come learn about Oak Grove (Sandy Springs) as it started down the long, painful path of Reconstruction post-Civil War.

Come learn about Oak Grove (Sandy Springs) as it started down the long, painful path of Reconstruction post-Civil War.  One of the first orders of business for recovery was to repair the existing railroads and revive those railroad projects that had been stalled by the war.  One such project was the Roswell Railroad, designed to run from northern Sandy Springs to Chamblee.  The railroad operated almost 40 years- from 1881 to 1920.  One man, Isaac Roberts, was in charge of the railroad for all 39 years of operation.  Roberts played a vital role not just in the railroad, but in the reconstruction of the entire area, including the creation of two new cities—Dunwoody and Chamblee.  This lecture will offer a fascinating insight into the man, his home and his railroad.

Day/Time: Thursday 7 – 8:30 pm
Instructor: Clarke Otten, FOLC Board Member and local historian
Location: Lost Corner Preserve Cottage
Cost: $5 suggested donation to FOLC; Pre-registration requested, however, walk-ins are welcome. 
To register: http://www.friendsoflostcorner.org

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