By Melissa Beck

ISBN-10: 1467113263

ISBN-13: 9781467113267

ISBN-10: 1531670636

ISBN-13: 9781531670634

Having whistled its first "all aboard" in 1988, the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway now rambles along the Toccoa's transparent waters, treating 50,000-plus sightseers every year to verdant mountain surroundings. This former Cherokee land's pioneers carved homesteads from tough terrain, doggedly hauling items through mule wagon. the invention of wealthy copper veins in within reach Polk County, Tennessee, attracted an inflow of settlers, yet ahead of they can take pleasure in an business Age increase together with rail for speedier freight flow, they'd undergo course alterations, bankruptcies, and land-rights matters. As Fannin, Polk, and surrounding counties neared the 20 th century, the long-anticipated railroad arrived, and with it prosperity. this can be a photographic historical past of the copper miners, store vendors, homesteaders, and railroad staff who made those mountains their houses, frequently for plenty of proud generations.

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