DeFeo leads tour of Western & Atlantic Railroad

KENNESAW, Georgia — Editor and Publisher Todd DeFeo led a group of roughly 30 on a bus tour of the Western & Atlantic Railroad on behalf of the Southern Museum.

The Saturday, April 1, tour started at Kennesaw’s Southern Museum, where DeFeo provided a brief overview of the railroad’s history, including the Great Locomotive Chase during the Civil War.

From there, the group headed for its first stop in Cartersville, where DeFeo highlighted how the railroad shaped the community. While in Cartersville, DeFeo spotlighted some of the hotels that operated in the town, including the Shelman Hotel and the Braban Hotel.

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