Since school started at the end of July;
we are already on our Fall Break this week :-}}
The Silver Comet Trail is built upon a former railroad bed of a passenger train named the Silver Comet and operated by the Seaboard Air Line Railroad from 1847 to 1968.
The paved bicycle and walking path extends from Smyrna, GA to the Alabama state line 57 miles away.
the trail will run from Downtown Atlanta
to Birmingham, Alabama.
The trail crosses 2 & 4 lane roads, over and beside creeks, along the side of subdivisions, golf courses and by historic ruins.
These are the ruins of the Concord Woolen Mill located along the Nickajack Creek, built in 1847.
It was one of the first industrial employers in the county and the neighborhood that grew around it was named Mill Grove.
During the Civil War the mill made Confederate uniforms. The mill was burned by Sherman's troops on July 4, 1864.
It was rebuilt after the war and prospered for many years. In 1889, fire destroyed most of the facility.
It was rebuilt again and eventually went
out of business in 1916.Cobb Co. Transportation Dept. protected the remaining structure with huge metal beams, called ghost framing, to stabilize the remaining structure.
HAPPY 60th BIRTHDAY
to the most talented, witty, intelligent, gorgeous husband
in the whole wide world!!
Love ya Babes!!