The journey to every destination is always made easier by the presence of a road. It is the presence of roads that shows how a society thrives. In the case of Georgia, it brought more than just a more accessible path; it was the Federal Road that gave Georgia one of its most bustling industries, marble. Bill Cagle writes a detailed history of this journey in his book, “The Road to Georgia Marble.”
“The Road to Georgia Marble” is a concise record full of detailed information regarding the beginnings of Georgia's marble industry. The road that led to the discovery of Georgia's marble trade is more complicated than it lets on. The story begins with the construction of the Federal Road going through Cherokee land, leading to local Native American tribes being uprooted. The report then ventures to the present, going through the establishment of a state, the Great Depression, and three wars.
Bill Cagle has a unique connection with the setting and the company that created this monopoly on marble. He spent years studying this history, even joining and working with historical societies, turning him into an expert on this subject matter. This book is a collection of everything he's learned about the Georgia state's marble industry and is detailed through his research, along with accompanying photographs and documents. Cagle is able to show his expertise by describing how a simple rock found underneath the soil became the coveted marble that it is today.
Read about Georgia's history with the marble trade by securing a copy of the book, available now on Amazon.
“The Road to Georgia Marble” will be featured by ReadersMagnet at the 2022 New York Library Association (NYLA) Annual Conference and Trade Show this upcoming November 3-4, 2022. The event will be held at the Saratoga Springs City Center at 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866.
“The Road to Georgia Marble”
Author | Bill Cagle
Genre | History
Published date | August 18, 2021
Publisher | BookLogix
Book retail price | $24.99
Bill Cagle is a sixth-generation resident of Pickens/Cherokee County, Georgia. A history enthusiast, Bill serves as president of the Pickens Historical Society. He regularly gives lectures on the history of Georgia's marble industry. He draws inspiration and wisdom from his childhood experiences touring the quarries with his grandparents and hearing stories told by family members who worked in and around the Georgia marble industry.
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