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Archives show Ruth Lee had a rewarding career

Here is another from the Messenger’s series on careers for women which was run in 1969. A double ...

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Mrs. Reynolds Smart had an outstanding career

In 1970, the Troy Messenger ran this story on Mrs. Reynolds Smart and her long career as a ...

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Fraternity turned old hospital into a residence

For $35 per month, where could a University student find a place to live that offers:  All utilities ...

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Messenger article in 1914 looks back at historic relics

The Battle of Peachtree Creek, near Atlanta, was the first in a series of bloody battles for Atlanta ...

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Historical marker dedicated at Salem Baptist Church in 1959

From the October 19, 1959 Troy Messenger is this story about the historical marker dedication at Salem Baptist ...

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Hon. Joel D. Murphree helped shape turn-of-the-century life in Pike County

In 1902, the Messenger did a historical sketch column on several people who helped shape the county. Among ...

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T. K. Brantley was influential in early years of Troy’s development

In 1908, the Messenger ran this article on T. K. Brantley on his seventy-fifth birthday. The Hon. Thomas ...

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The life story of William J. Blan, a soldier and newspaper man

In 1904, William J. Blan passed away.  This story of his life was in his obituary published in ...

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Remember when the Dutch Kitchen was the place to be in Troy

In 1947, a new restaurant called the Dutch Kitchen was opened.  Hobbs’s Candy Company supplied the confectionary items ...

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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 ...

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