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I traveled to Troy, Alabama over the weekend to speak to the Pike County Historical Genealogical & Preservation Society about Abandoned Wiregrass. It was good to get back to my old college stomping grounds, though Troy has changed quite a bit since they days when I attended Troy State University.
The Society held their meeting at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama just off Highway 231 on the north side of Troy. I'd like to thank Dianne Smith and the rest of the members for the opportunity to speak. As I had hoped, they were a wealth of knowledge on several of the structures featured in my book and provided valuable insights on several locations. Several members provided tips regarding old and potentially historic buildings and ruins in the Pike County area. I'm excited about further exploring many of these places.
I'm beginning to learn there is an amazing network of historical and genealogical societies scattered across Alabama, each dedicated to preserving the histories of the places the members call home. If you are part of a historical preservation group in the Wiregrass, or just someone who knows of an interesting old ruin, please leave a comment or contact through me Facebook.
This was also my first visit to the Pioneer Museum of Alabama. This place is truly a Wiregrass treasure. I strongly recommend a visit.
If your organization or civic group is looking for a guest speaker I'd love to come speak about Abandoned Wiregrass. Please contact me below of leave a comment on my Facebook.
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