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Dianne Smith

Civil War relics donated to Alabama state archives in 1914

The Battle of Peachtree Creek, near Atlanta, was the first in a series of bloody battles for Atlanta in 1864.  This was Confederate General John ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, January 30, 2024 7:06 pm

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Story of WWI sergeant found in The Messenger’s archives

Probably one of the most significant battles of World War I was the Battle of Chateau-Thierry, which was near Paris.  This was the first major ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, January 23, 2024 6:44 pm

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The Messenger’s archives tell of fire engine sold for junk

All of these articles can be found in archived editions of The Troy Messenger.  Stay tuned for more. The old fire engine, the hope and ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, January 16, 2024 2:30 pm

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Some odd stories found in The Messenger’s archives

There are always some interesting short stories in the Troy Messenger archives.  Here are three stories that involve animals.  The stories range from 1889 to ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, January 9, 2024 6:36 pm

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Annie Benton recounts exploits of pioneer husband

The United States declared war on Great Britain on June 18, 1812,  The war lasted until 1815.  Several laws were passed after the end of ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, January 2, 2024 6:13 pm

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The history of the Pike County Courthouse clock

Frank L. Zimmerman was born in 1854 in Pennsylvania to parents William and Julia Zimmerman, who were of German descent.  He could trace his ancestry ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, December 26, 2023 6:30 pm

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Women of Troy to be called to conserve during 1917

In 1917, at the beginning on World War I, every American was counted on to do their part to help the Allies win the war.  ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, December 19, 2023 6:54 pm

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Article from 1946 tells story of Captain Edwin S. Williams

Wikipedia describes the “Greatest Generation” as this:  ‘the generation of people born from 1901 to 1927.  They were shaped by the Great Depression and were ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, December 12, 2023 7:09 pm

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Pike County’s ‘Poor House’ was closed in 1936

Before Social Security  and the advent of pensions and other  programs, men and women who were impoverished resided in poor houses, at poor farms or ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, November 28, 2023 8:15 pm

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The Messenger once profiled Careers of Women: Mrs. Ernest Holmes

Meeting people in a new town can pose a problem.  Mrs. Ernest Holmes had the skill and enthusiasm to solve this problem with little difficulty. ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, November 14, 2023 8:08 pm

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