'Sherman's Neckties' Official Unveiling in Stone Mountain Village
Event called a celebration, connection to the city's past and future
'Sherman's Neckties,' the sculpture in Stone Mountain Village that is part of the city's commemoration of the the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, had its official unveiling Tuesday.
Led by city historian Georgia Coletti, the event, filled with remarks and history lessons from several speakers, was also said to be a significant connection of Stone Mountain's past and future.
"This day is about Stone Mountain, which has progressed so far," said Sheriff Thomas Brown.
The name of the sculpture, which went up in late May, is a reference to the practice of Union soldiers tearing up railroad tracks, heating them, then bending them around trees. This made them useless to the Confederacy.
Before the unveiling, which included a few cannon blasts and gentlemen dressed in Civil War-era attire, Mayor Patricia Wheeler presented proclamations to Jimmy Giles of Giles Marble Works and New South Associates.