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Changes in railroad system next topic of discussion

The Smithsonian Exhibition “Journey Stories” reminds us of lifestyle changes our parents, grandparents, and great grandparents made as modes of transportation changed over time and as changes occurred within the industries of transportation.

On March 31, 1858, the last spike in the New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern Railroad was driven near Hazlehurst. The route for the line was chosen to eliminate as many bridges as possible and runs along the ridge that is the divide between the watershed of the Pearl River to the east and the watershed of the Mississippi River to the west. Having rails brought with it changes as the railroad industry development in this region of the country.

On December 29th at 7:00 p.m. at the Depot Museum in Hazlehurst, Jimmy Freeman and Randall Day invite you to join them in a discussion about the Changes in the Railroad System.

For more information call 601-894-2100.

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