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Bellwood Quarry

Bellwood Quarry is a unique landscape that sits just west of Atlanta near the neighborhoods of Grove Park, Knights Park, and Howell Station. Bellwood Quarry was in operation for over 100 years beginning in the late 19th century as a work camp for prisoners. During the middle of the 20th century it was operaated by several private corporations. The gravel and rock quarried from Bellwood have been used to pave Atlanta's roads. More recently Bellwood Quarry has become a popular location forthe film and television industries. In 2006 Atlanta has taken over the quarry, and plans to include the property in the Beltline project. Bellwood Quarry will become West Side Reservoir Park. The park will become the largest in Atlanta with a 30 day emergency water reservoir for the city's use.

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Nick Sakas