Southern Appalachian Studies
Little River Railroad and Lumber Company
Presented by Neal Stone
January 29, 7 p.m., Sharon Lawson Room
Neal Stone will discuss the history, influence and impact of the Little River Railroad and Lumber Company upon the local economy and peoples. Stone now serves on the Board of Directors of the Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum in Townsend.
From the Little River Railroad and Lumber Company homepage:
The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company is a non-profit corporation founded in 1982 to preserve the heritage of the the Little River Lumber Company and the Little River Railroad. We operate a museum in Townsend, Tennessee, collecting, preserving and exhibiting the history of these companies, and of the people in this region.
Townsend was the site of the sawmill, and headquarters of this operation, which logged huge portions of what is now the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, from 1901 until 1939.
Steam Engine photos © romarti / 123RF Stock Photo
Free and open to the public, this program is hosted by Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville. For further information about library programs or services, call the library at (865) 982-0981 or visit the Web site at www.blounttn.org/197/Public-Library.