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BUS TRIP TO CIVIL WAR BATTLEFIELDS -- JUNE 18 - 22, 2016
Join us in June for our second Civil War Bus Trip! We'll visit battlefields and tour plantations in Mississippi, Tennessee and North Georgia. Visit Shiloh, Nashville, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Corinth, Chattanooga, Chickamauga, Kennesaw Mountain & more! 5 days, 4 night from $775 per person.
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QUARTERLY PROGRAM -- SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2016 at 3 p.m. (Eastern)
CVHS PROGRAM "History of the West Point Manufacturing Company " presented by Eddie Lanier.
The cotton textile industry…came to East Alabama, in the valley of the Chattahoochee River, in 1866, soon after Appomattox. Two separate groups of local planters and merchants took stock of their ruined plantations and businesses and found enough capital to start two mills.” And so began company president Joseph L. Lanier, Sr., as he addressed the Newcomen Society in 1955, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the West Point Manufacturing Company. Read full details.
FREDONIA HERITAGE DAY - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, Fredonia, AL from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Eastern)
For more information, please visit the Fredonia Heritage Day Facebook Page. The CVHS will have books available for purchase at this event and Mac Holderfield will be sharing stories of our local history.
PINEWOOD CEMETERY BOOK IS HERE
The Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society announces its newest publication PINEWOOD CEMETERY, WEST POINT, GEORGIA edited by Virginia Weldon and Stephen Johnson. 271 pages including 2 pages of photos; hard cover; acid-free paper. Updated and revised from the originial 1977 edition. Names and dates of all gravestones are included, plus biographical sketches and genealogical information about most of the families. The index had been enlarged to contain the name of every person mentioned in the book. It includes a copy of the 1897 city map showing numbers of lots and original owners. Price per book is $26.00 with a 10% discount for CVHS members and libraries. Pick up your copy at the Cobb Memorial Archives located at 3419 20th Avenue, Valley, AL 36854. The book can be shipped to you for $5.00 extra per book. Cash or checks only. Make checks payable to "CVHS." Send order to Cobb Memorial Archives at 3419 20th Avenue, Valley, AL 36854.
UPDATING CEMETERY CENSUS FOR CHAMBERS COUNTY
The CVHS is working to update census of the cemeteries in Chambers County. Individual cemetery records will be posted on Find A Grave. This is an ongoing project under the direction of Don Clark. If you have any information or questions, please contact Don Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOOK SALE!! BOOK SALE!!! BOOK SALE!!! BOOK SALE!!! BOOK SALE!!!
The CVHS has announced the following nine publications available at substantial discounts: (1) War Was the Place: A Centennial Collection of Confederate Soldier Letters, (2) Proudest Inheritance: A Bicentennial Tribute, (3) Memories of the Great Depression, (4) Chronicles of the Chattahoochee Valley, Vol 1, (5) The Battle of West Point, April 16, 1865, (6) I Must Tell: An Autobiography of Benjamin F. McPherson 1825-1909, (7) Antioch Baptist Church, Chambers County, AL -- Transcript of Original Records 1835-1912, (8) Confederate Soldiers from Chambers County, Alabama and Thereabouts and (9) Chambers County Courthouse, 1899 Historical Cornerstone Artifacts. Information and order forms for sale books.