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Railroad brings changes
Now and then
Among the things that changed south Georgia, new modes of transportation had dramatic effects, especially railroads. Early on, Savannah was linked by rails to Augusta and to Atlanta — a bustling new railroad town — by the Central of Georgia line and one could catch a train at Dover, a fuel and water stop across the Ogeechee, to visit “faraway” places. However, railroads did not come to the sandhills, river swamps and pineywoods of the back country until much later.
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