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Read more...A Case of Mistaken Identity

Archives | 06/09/2011

Last week, we had a lady bring her elderly mother into the Archives.  They had heard a family story that the elder woman’s father, whom she did not know very well,  had killed a man while serving as a policeman in LaGrange and gone to prison.  They knew the approximate year and nothing more.  After a good bit of searching, we discovered that all they had exactly correct was the year.  We found that the family did indeed live in LaGrange about that time.  We… Read More >>

Read more...This Week in History (15 May 2011)

Archives | 05/19/2011

Built by local businessmen in 1888 as an expansion of the LaGrange Seed Oil and Manufacturing Company, LaGrange Mills brought the “first giant Corliss Engine… the first electric dynamo for lighting of the mill [and] a monumental smokestack” to the area.  This week of May 1889, LaGrange Mills turned out its first… Read More >>

Read more...The Danish and the Pecan Pie

Archives | 04/30/2011

Troup County Archives and Legacy Museum often welcome out-of-town visitors but on Friday, April 22, we hosted visitors from WAY out-of-town.   While on vacation in the United States, a couple from Denmark came to tour the Legacy Museum on Main.  They were here for a two week drive through the Deep South.  They flew into Memphis, rented a car and drove southward.  They traveled through Vicksburg down to New Orleans and continued on across the Gulf Coast, then turned north. … Read More >>

Read more...VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Archives | 04/15/2011

Legacy Museum needs a volunteer to work Mondays and Tuesdays and Friday mornings. We prefer that volunteers work at least two to three hours. If you are interested in volunteering but do not want a regular schedule, Legacy also needs people that we can call as openings might arise during a week.

Volunteers generally work the front desk of the museum -- greeting visitors, explaining… Read More >>

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