The South River is the northernmost boundary of Soapstone Ridge. Soapstone Ridge is the largest intrusion of mafic-ultramafic rock, a type of igneous rock formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava, present in North Georgia. This geological phenomena has educational importance, both in understanding the creation of Earth’s current land surface and the existence of this region’s earliest human settlements.
Despite widespread public opposition, the Atlanta Police Foundation is pushing forward with its plan to bulldoze acres of trees in the South River Forest to build “Cop City,” a police training center where APF says it will train officers on urban warfare and riot control tactics. Public opposition has included local neighbors, environmentalists, community organizers, and members of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.
Slave Labor, Overcrowding, and Unmarked Graves — The Buried History of Atlanta City Prison Farm from the 1950s to 1990s Shows It’s No Place of Honorra
The official histories of the Atlanta Prison Farm paint a rosy picture of “respect,” “trust,” “reform,” and “the dignity of work.” But digging deeper reveals a much darker history that the City has not yet reckoned with. And it’s about to be sold and bulldozed by the same government institutions who caused the untold suffering hidden under the site’s surface.