"Great Locomotive Chase" Field Trip
On November 20, 2004, eleven members and guests of the Hapeville Historical Society participated in a field trip that retraced the route of the "Great Locomotive Chase." This infamous event from the American Civil War took place in April of 1862 along the route of the Western & Atlantic Railroad from Marietta to Ringgold. For detailed information about the route of the chase and the significant points along it please visit the following web site: www.cviog.uga.edu/Projects/gainfo/locochase.htm.
Below is one of the photos taken on our trip:
At the gravesite of Dr. Sam Hape, founder of Hapeville, in Oakland Cemetary.