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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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In 1919 The Messenger asked ‘How long have you been married?’

In 1919, the Messenger ran a series on “how long have you been married.”  Here are some more  couples they interviewed. Former Commissioner J. T. ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, November 7, 2023 7:20 pm

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German WWII POWs were housed in Pike County

Approximately 16,000 German prisoners of war made Alabama their home during World War II.  The first camps were constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, October 31, 2023 5:42 pm

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Remember when the Piggly Wiggly opened?

Piggly Wiggly Discount Stores will hold their formal opening in the new Parklane Shopping Center on Thursday.  Ribbon cutting ceremonies, sponsored by the Chamber of ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, October 17, 2023 7:34 pm

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Miss Blossom’s was once the place to eat

All of these articles can be found in previous editions of The Troy Messenger.  Stay tuned for more.  Dianne Smith is the President of the ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, October 10, 2023 7:05 pm

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Henderson, Black & Greene Mill Co. founded in 1926

In January 1926, the Henderson, Black & Greene Mill Company was established as the successor of Henderson Mill Company.  When the firm was founded, HB&G ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, October 3, 2023 7:04 pm

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The history of Troy First Methodist Church

Ann Love deeded land to the trustees of the Methodist Church in 1858.  She also gave $350 in cash for the building of the first ... Read more

by Dianne Smith, Tuesday, September 19, 2023 7:32 pm

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