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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 >>


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 >>

Read more...New Old Stuff

Archives | 03/18/2011


Several old books that are new to The Archives are currently being cataloged and shelved.  Published on January 25, 1883, the Memorial Addresses of Benjamin Harvey Hill is a record of the memorial held for Senator Hill in… Read More >>

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