CAHA Program on First Railroad in Chattanooga September 21

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Chattanooga Area Historical Association is hosting a program on "The Arrival of the First Railroad in Chattanooga - The Tunnel Hill, Georgia Story."  The event will be on Monday, September 21 at 6 pm at the Chattanooga Public Library, 1001 Broad Street. 

The Chattanooga Area Historical Association invite all to this special free program. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Historian Jim Ogden needs little introduction. Jim speaks on a regular basis to groups across the country and has appeared on several documentaries sharing his love of Civil War history.

This program will examine the construction and importance of the Western & Atlantic Railroad tunnel in Tunnel Hill, Georgia.   

Jim is a native of St. Mary's County, Maryland. He obtained a degree in American History through the Civil War period and American Military History from Frostburg State College. Beginning work with the National Park Service in 1982, he has been stationed at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Georgia and Tennessee, Russell Cave National Monument, Alabama, and Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, Virginia. In November, 1988, he became the Historian for the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

If you would like more information about this event, please contact the CAHA at chattanoogahistorical@gmail.com.


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