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We want to thank Stephen Pitts for refinishing the wood floors at the Dezell House. Stephen volunteered his expertise in floor refinishing to honor the memory of his father, Buddy Pitts. Buddy loved Gadsden County and loved WGHS.
Kelly Clark, with helper Melissa Herring, graciously completed the interior painting of the Dezell House. We have a couple of more rooms to complete, but what has been finished now make this house look like a home.
The tile for the front hall fireplace has been ordered and installation is expected in early 2018
Other renovations to complete the Dezell House include:
If you are interested in completing or sponsoring completion of these projects, please let us know.
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Fowltown - Neamathla, Tutalosi Talofa & The First Battle of the Seminole Wars.
The West Gadsden Historical Society will meet Sunday, January 28, at 3:00 p.m. in the Patricia Fletcher Vice Meeting Facility at the Greensboro Depot Railroad Museum complex, 115 Duffle Ave., Greensboro. Dale Cox will review the recently released book, Fowltown - Neamathla, Tutalosi Talofa & The First Battle of the Seminole Wars. Dale was joined by Rachel Conrad in writing and publishing this historical account. The battle of Fowltown took place in the swamps of Southwest Georgia on November 21-23, 1817. It was the first engagement of the Seminole Wars. The bloodshed that took place in this Lower Creek village ignited a forty year war. Many lost their lives during the four decade Seminole Wars and forced thousands West from their homes and lands to reservations in the Oklahoma lands.
We are certain this is a meeting you will not want to miss as we always enjoy an afternoon with Dale Cox. Mark your calendar now to come and enjoy this interesting program. Your support of WGHS is greatly appreciated.
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