A three-part series of free lectures on Sandy Springs history begins in November and will include talks on the Native Americans, early settlers and the Civil War.

Heritage Sandy Springs and the Sandy Springs Historic Preservation Society are putting together the lecture series titled “Sandy Springs Crossroads of History.”

Lectures will be delivered by Clarke Otten of the Sandy Springs Preservation Society. Scheduled are:

n  Nov. 14, when “Indian Trails and Pioneer Tales” will offer information on Native Americans and early pioneers;

n  Dec. 5, when “Settlement to Soldiers” will include information on early settlers;

n  Dec. 19, when “The Civil War and Sandy Springs” will offer information from diaries and letters about the occupation of Sandy Springs by northern troops.

The lectures are to be delivered at Heritage Hall, 6110 Bluestone Road. Admission is free.

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.