Today in History: Restore the Texas

In 1910, the General Assembly adopted a joint resolution to restore and preserve the Texas, which was used by Confederates to pursue the General in the Great Locomotive Chase.

August 9, 1910

The General Assembly adopted a joint resolution calling on Gov. Joseph M. Brown to take the necessary steps to restore and preserve , which was used by the Confederates to pursue and recover the locomotive General in .

The Texas was refurbished and moved to the site of old Fort Walker in Atlanta's Grant Park. The Texas now resides in the Atlanta Cyclorama, where it was restored and repainted.

created a to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the famous chase

The Story of the Great Locomotive Chase:

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The Marietta Museum of History, Fletcher House Hotel

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The 150th Anniversary of the Great Locomotive Chase:

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