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Museum History
In 1972, after a court battle, the State of Georgia won the General locomotive back from the State of Tennessee. The General was taken to the Big Shanty Museum in Kennesaw, Georgia, located in the old Frey cotton gin, just yards from where it had been stolen 110 years earlier. Learn more about the history of the Southern Museum »

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An integral part of the Kennesaw community, the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History is supported through the efforts of the Kennesaw Museum Foundation. Learn more about the foundation at their website, here »

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