William W. Wadley Statue

William W. Wadley Statue


This work was done by Robert Cushing in 1885. William Wadley was President of the Central Georgia Railroad. He started working as a blacksmith, then moved to Savannah and worked for six years on Ft. Pulaski. In 1844 he built a bridge across the Oconee River for the Central Georgia Railroad. From there, he was promoted to road master for the company and then General Superintendent from 1849-51. The New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern Rail Road offered him a Superintendent position in 1858

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Date created: 1885

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