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RAIL Monument Dedication Ceremony
10/17/2021 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
On Sunday, October 17 at 3:30pm, the Railroad and Incarcerated Laborer Memorial (RAIL) project will unveil a new monument at Andrew’s Geyser in Old Fort. This granite marker memorializes the incarcerated African American laborers who toiled and died constructing the Mountain Division of the Western North Carolina Railroad in the late 1800s.
The unveiling ceremony is free and open to the public. To learn more about the project, visit the RAIL website.
(Image: Granite marker with stonemasons Paul Twitty and Jimmy Logan, courtesy The RAIL Project)