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Dalton-Alaculsey Railroad, 1902

From The Atlanta Constitution
May 5, 1902


Dalton and Alaculsey Railway
Is Going Forward Rapidly.

Dalton, Ga. May 4. (Special) Work on the Dalton and Alaculsey railway is progressing rapidly. Captain J. W. Beard, who is superintending the construction, has a large force of hands at work grading the road and getting out cross ties along the line of road.

The roadbed is completed to within 1 miles of Dalton, almost to the beginning of the old railroad roadbed, which was commenced years ago. It is practically in good condition and it will take but a few days to complete the work when this point is reached.

Captain Bears says that work will be pushed as rapidly as possible. He says that they expect to begin laying rails within a short time and have trains running by September.

The company now has a large force of hands working in Cohutta mountains, getting out tan bark and timber for use in their large toy manufacturing plant, which is to be erected on their lands in Murray county.

The Alaculsey Lumber Company has awarded the contract to erect a large two-story club house, 44 by 80 feet, on the crest of the mountain, for the accommodations and entertainment of visitors in that section.

The building of the Dalton and Alaculsey railroad will open up one of the best timber, mineral and agricultural counties in the state. Murray county has only lacked the convenience of a railroad to make her one of the richest counties in the state, and now that is near at hand. Murray county will move forward in the march of progress.

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