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Lost and Drowned in North Georgia

Forgotten Cities and Towns with Author Lisa M. Russell

2019-09-15 14:00:00 2019-09-15 15:00:00 America/New_York Lost and Drowned in North Georgia Hampton Park Library

Sunday, September 15
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-09-15 14:00:00 2019-09-15 15:00:00 America/New_York Lost and Drowned in North Georgia Hampton Park Library

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North Georgia has more than forty lakes and not one is natural. The state's controversial decision to dam the region's rivers for power and water supply changed the landscape forever.

Lost communities, forgotten crossroads, dissolving racetracks, and even entire towns disappeared, with remnants occasionally peeking up from the depths during times of extreme drought. The creation of Lake Lanier displaced more than seven hundred families. During the construction of Lake Chatuge, busloads of schoolboys were brought in to help disinter graves for the community's cemetery relocation. Contractors clearing land for the development of Lake Hartwell met with seventy-eight-year-old Eliza Brock wielding a shotgun and warning the men off her property.

Lisa M. Russell, author of Lost Towns of North GeorgiaUnderwater Ghost Towns of North Georgia, and the forthcoming Lost Mill Towns of North Georgia, dives into the history hidden beneath North Georgia's lakes.

Copies of Ms. Russell's books will be available for purchase and signing at this event.

Lisa M. Russell is a member of Society for Georgia Archaeology, Bartow History Museum, Etowah Valley Historical Society, Whitfield-Murray Historical Society, and the Cherokee County Historical Society. She holds a Master of Arts degree in professional writing from Kennesaw State University. Lisa teaches English at Georgia Northwestern Technical College and she is a part-time professor of communication at Kennesaw State University. She also teaches at Belhaven University. 

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