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Read more...New Model Train Display

Archives | 03/10/2011


The new interactive model train on display at Legacy Museum is the work of Mr. Lewis Freeman of Gabbettville, Georgia.  Mr. Freeman spent over twenty years creating a working scale model of the Southern Crescent Limited.  Many of the parts were handcrafted in his shop with hand operated machine shop tools. He meticulously measured and created each… Read More >>

Read more...Party Central

Archives | 03/10/2011

Just before Christmas, we had a “repeat customer.”  A lady from Virginia visited us a few years ago and found her Troup County family that she needed to complete her D. A. R. papers.  We also sent her to several sites related to them: cemeteries, churches, schools, and houses.  Over the past few years, we have corresponded with her on additional family lines.  For her 70th birthday this year, she told her husband that all she wanted was to… Read More >>

Read more...Old Fashioned Swap Meet

Archives | 03/03/2011

Our most recent visitor to the Archives library was a lady and her husband from over near Birmingham, Alabama.  They were impressed by the wealth of documentation we had on their Troup County families, particularly regarding generations before the family came to Troup County who lived in East Georgia and South Carolina.  As it happened, this collection  was so massive because it was a set of ancestors shared by our County Historian who spent years combing courthouses across the… Read More >>

Read more...Died and Gone to Heaven!

Archives | 02/25/2011

In February, 2011, we had an unusual string of visitors in our library, within two weeks’ time.  All were from out of town and all were seeking the same ancestor!  First, a lady from Maryland came.  She heard that her great grandfather, William D. Page, had been among the wounded in one of the Confederate hospitals in LaGrange during the War Between the States.  She said her family always said that the hospital he was in was in the basement of the Baptist Church. … Read More >>

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