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                                      VOLUME 34
                                                                                                            Newsletter of the Historic
                                                                                                            Chattahoochee Commission
                                                                                                                                               Fall 2006

HCC PRESENTS ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS                                                                                oRgANIzATIoNS
                                                                                                               To RECEIVE HCC
T         he Historic Chattahoochee Commission (HCC) recognized two individuals at its 24th
          Annual Supper Meeting in Auburn, Alabama on October 5th. A beautiful four-inch
          bronze medallion, sculpted with the relief of a Chattahoochee River steamboat, was
presented to Newell Floyd of Opelika, Alabama and Vance Smith of Pine Mountain, Georgia.
                                                                                                                SEED gRANTS
                                                                                                                Seven Chattahoochee Valley organizations
                                                                                                             are to receive matching grant monies under
                                               Newell Floyd was recognized for his dedicated                 the Historic Chattahoochee Commission’s
                                            efforts to record and research the history of Lee County         (HCC) Seed Grant Program. The program
                                            and East Alabama. Mr. Floyd has been involved with               was established twenty-one years ago to assist
                                            a variety of history related programs and projects in            in the funding and development of various
                                            East Alabama for years. He wrote many articles for               heritage tourism projects within the Comm-
                                            The Heritage of Lee County and served as the com-                ission’s eighteen county bi-state region.
                                            mittee treasurer. The Lee County Historical Society,             Applications from qualifying non-profit
                                            The Genealogical Society of East Alabama and The                 “organizations are reviewed on a competitive
                                            Museum of East Alabama have all benefited from his               basis. Grants awarded this year ranged from
                                            volunteer work. He currently serves as treasurer of              $500 to $2,000.
                                            the Genealogical Society of East Alabama and has
                                                                                                             Henry County Historical group
Newell Floyd, accepting the HCC achieve- contributed numerous articles on genealogy for their
ment award at the annual meeting                                                                             Abbeville, Alabama
                                            publication, Tap Roots. In addition he is active in the First
                                                                                                             $1,250 to design and erect directional signs
United Methodist Church of Opelika and has written about the early origins of the church. In
                                                                                                             to guide visitors and area residents to town
recent months he has become an enthusiastic grave dowser which is helpful in his efforts to
                                                                                                             sites in Henry County that no longer exist.
locate unmarked graves in area cemeteries for friends and genealogists who contact him for
                                                                                                             Each sign will display the name of the town
assistance. Mr. Floyd is also a former board member of the Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
                                                                                                             and the dates that a post office operated there.
   Vance Smith was recognized for his resolute and vigorous support for the heritage-tourism
needs of Legislative District 129 and the Chattahoochee Valley. Representative Smith has                     Fort gaines Historical Society
long held a special interest in the land and history of Harris, Troup and Muscogee Counties                  Fort Gaines, Georgia
and the surrounding area. In the Georgia General Assembly he serves on the Appropriations,                   $2,000 to assist with the restoration of the
Economic Development and Tourism and Rules Committees. In addition he chairs the                             site and graves located in the “Old Pioneer
Transportation Committee. When the General Assembly is not in session he earns a living                      Cemetery” within the city limits of Fort Gaines,
as the owner of Vance Smith Construction Company which has been a fixture in Harris                          Georgia. This project is designed to provide a
                                            County for 55 years. Despite this hectic life-style,             venue to attract tourists, stimulate local inter-
                                            Mr. Smith always finds time to meet with and listen              est in preservation and history and instill a
                                            to the concerns of his constituents. He has been                 sense of pride within the local community.
                                            a major champion of the Historic Chattahoochee
                                                                                                             Archives of Wiregrass History & Culture
                                            Commission since his election to the Georgia
                                                                                                             Troy University - Dothan, Alabama
                                            General Assembly in 1992.
                                                                                                             $500 for a “Church Documentation Project
                                               More than 150 people attended the HCC’s 24th
                                                                                                             of Houston and Dale Counties (AL)” which
                                            annual meeting at the Hotel at Auburn University
                                                                                                             is a “windshield survey” of church buildings
                                            and Dixon Conference Center which featured a
                                                                                                             and grounds in these two counties. Completed
                                            keynote address on the Alabama hospitality industry
                                                                                                             reports will be available for research in the
Vance Smith, accepting the HCC achieve- by Lee Sentell, Director of the Alabama Bureau of                    Archives of Wiregrass History and Culture.
ment award at the annual meeting            Tourism and Travel.
                                                                                                                          (Continued on page two)
                AS EXECUTIVE DIRECToR
    Colonel John A. Neubauer joined the Alabama Historical as executive director on September 5. For the past two years, the position had
been filled on an interim basis first by Dr. Ed Bridges, an AHC Commissioner who also heads the Alabama Department of Archives and
History, and then Elizabeth Brown, the AHC’s deputy director. The Commission has not had a permanent director since Lee Warner resigned on
August 20, 2004.
    Prior to retiring from the Air Force last year, Neubauer was a career military officer. His last duty assignment was as the commander, 42nd
Air Base Wing, Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery. As such, he was responsible for overseeing all functions on Maxwell and Gunter Annex
that directly support Air University, Standard Systems Group and all other organizations assigned to these facilities.
    Neubauer entered the Air Force in 1978 as a distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. Upon graduation from pilot
training, he served as a T-37 and T-38 instructor pilot and functional check flight pilot. He has also served as an A/OA-10 instructor pilot,
flight examiner, flight commander, operations officer and squadron commander. Other assignments include duty as an action officer in the
Directorate of Operations, Headquarters Air Force, aide-de-camp to the commander in chief, United Nations Command in Seoul, Korea, com-
mander of the Air Support Operations Group in Heidelberg, Germany, commander of the Air Force ROTC detachment at Duke University
and deputy director of operations, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command.
    Neubauer’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, U.S. Air
Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado (1978), Master’s degree in systems management,
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California (1985), Air Command and Staff
College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama (1990), and a Master’s degree in national security and
strategic studies, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island (1998). His decorations include
the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with
three oak leaf clusters, and the Air Medal with one oak leaf cluster. In the year since he retired,
he has worked for a defense contractor on a software project from his home in Prattville.
    He told the Alabama Historical Commission’s Search Committee that “My goal is, in five
years, to have a bumper sticker that reads: ‘Alabama Historical Commission: Best in the Nation.’

                                                                                                   Colonel John A. Neubauer
                  SEED gRANTS (Continued from page one)
ozark-Dale County Public Library                  Barbour County governor’s Trail Council                     NEWSLETTER
Ozark, Alabama                                    Clayton, Alabama                                       The Historic Chattahoochee Commission
$1,000 for the purchase of flat map drawer        $2,000 for the printing and distribution of           (HCC), an agency of the states of Alabama
file cabinets and supplies for more than 120      brochures and posters promoting the Barbour            and Georgia, is involved in the promotion
                                                                                                            of tourism and historic preservation
maps in storage in the Creel Richardson           County Governor’s Trail Scenic Byway and
                                                                                                        throughout the lower Chattahoochee Valley.
Room. These maps are from the collections         the play, “Wallace/the Clayton Years”.
of Creel Richardson and Judge Val McGee.                                                                Chattahoochee Tracings is published quarterly
                                                  oxbow Meadows Environmental                           and is free to interested citizens. Requests for
The file cabinets will provide a storage system
                                                  Learning Center                                       the newsletters and changes of address should
for preserving and archiving the maps.
                                                  Columbus, Georgia                                     be directed to HCC, P.O. Box 33, Eufaula,
                                                                                                        Alabama 36072-0033. (334) 687-9755 or P.O.
Historic Westville, Inc.                          $1,115 for the construction of a reproduction
                                                                                                        Box 942, LaGrange, Georgia 30241, (706) 845-
Lumpkin, Georgia                                  southeastern style dugout canoe. Teachers             8440, e-mail, Web Page
$1,500 for the printing of new Westville edu-     and the public will be engaged to reproduce  1-877-766-2443.
cational program brochures. This printing         the canoe using a large oak tree recently
will allow Westville to distribute brochures      felled by a storm. Such canoes were used by                      oFFICERS
to public, private and home schools within a      Native Americans for transportation and
                                                                                                        LaVerne Wright . . . . . . . . . . .Chairman
150-mile driving radius including areas with-     hunting fish with a spear, bow and arrows or
                                                                                                        Lamar Powers . . . . . . . . Vice Chairman
in the tri-state region of Georgia, Alabama       with hooks made from antlers or bones.
and Florida.                                                                                            Deborah P. Shaw . . Secretary /Treasurer
                                                     In the last twenty-one years, the HCC has
                                                                                                        Douglas C. Purcell . . Executive Director
                                                  distributed more than $120,200 to 64 differ-
                                                  ent groups in its eighteen county region.
                                                                    Page Two
                     GUEST                                       Travel Writers Visit Our Region
                   COLUMN                                                                  By Hank Arnold
                                                                        Executive Director, Pine Mountain Tourism Association

                         The impact of tourism      every day. Although there are countless                Not only does the FAM Tour familiarize
                         to Georgia’s economy       ways of supporting the tourism industry            journalists with our area, therefore spreading
                         is far reaching. Accord-   in our region, we have recently made the           the word to countless other potential visitors,
                         ing to the Georgia         decision to partner with the Historic              it also allows us to advertise ourselves in a way
                         Department of              Chattahoochee Trace FAM Tour or Familiar-          that would normally be financially impossible.
                         Economic Develop-          ization Tour – a term widely used in the           When tourist destinations set out to market
                         ment, tourism is           tourism industry. The purpose of this event        their region, it is often challenging to effec-
                         the second largest         is to invite travel writers from various regions   tively advertise in the desired manner due
                         industry in the state,     who are on the staff of, or write for, travel      when ad rates for many of these publications
Hank Arnold              accounting for the         and lifestyle publications such as Southern        are too high for some communities. Partner-
development of over 200,000 tourism-related         Living, Travel and Leisure magazine, The           ing a FAM Tour, though, serves as a means
job opportunities. In a time of continued           Atlanta Journal & Constitution and many            of drawing theses media to our area, in a way
economic uncertainty across our nation, the         others. As a result, the FAM tour will gener-      that is affordable, yet remarkably effective.
driving force that is tourism has proven to         ate media coverage, promoting continued                Through this upcoming FAM Tour, we
be vital to our home state and to those who         awareness of and interest in our region.           will not only have the opportunity to present
view tourism in Georgia as irrelevant to                                                               the beauty of our area to the media through
                                                    While taking part in the tour, participants
their existence. It is important to note that                                                          visiting journalists, but in the end, we’ll
                                                    will have the opportunity to experience my
tourism and visitor expenditures save tax                                                              be able to reach hundreds of thousands of
                                                    town of Pine Mountain and Callaway Gardens
dollars, approximately $380 in savings on                                                              prospective visitors and tourists who might
                                                    as well as other communities in the Historic
taxes per household.                                                                                   not otherwise have ever heard of our region.
                                                    Chattahoochee Trace. There is no better way
   To promote tourism and its dramatic                                                                 And we know from past experience that once
                                                    to show off the unique beauty and excitement       the visitor comes, the hospitality and beauty
impact on our state, it is vital to showcase
Georgia through the implementation of               of our region than to have the story told          of our region will keep them coming back.
creative and exciting marketing initiatives.        to literally hundreds of thousands of readers          We are very excited about this partnership
As director of the Pine Mountain Tourism            in all areas of the country, with particular       opportunity with our neighboring communities
Association, this is what I concentrate on          emphasis in the Southeast.                         and hope it will benefit everyone in our region.

                                                PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Frank Lewis, of LaGrange, Georgia, a long-          since age 11, Lewis served on the board of         Program. She served on the Harris County
time teacher, librarian and sports official, died   The First Tee of Troup County golf program         Comprehensive Plan Committee that worked
October 25 at West Georgia Medical Center.          for youth. At the time of his death, Lewis         to revise the county’s land-use plan. She is
Lewis, 75, who had been diagnosed with stom-        was serving as a board member of the Historic      the 2006 chairwoman of the “Sweet Home
ach cancer in March, served as grand marshal        Chattahoochee Commission.                          Dinner” for the American Cancer Society.
of the 2005 Sweet Land of Liberty Parade in
downtown LaGrange. He moved to LaGrange
                                                    The Harris County Chamber of Commerce              Melvin Prince has been selected as Westville’s
to teach sixth grade at Kelly Grammar School.
                                                    has tapped Lynda Dawson of Pine Mountain           new maintenance manager. He is from
Lewis was a librarian at LaGrange High
                                                    Valley as its third executive director. Dawson     Shellman, Georgia and joined the Westville
School and was library director at LaGrange
College from 1974-1996. He served on the            served on the staff of former US Rep. Mac          staff in May, 2006 with over 30 years experience
public library board and was honored by the         Collins, worked for 12 years at Callaway           as a private contractor. “I am very pleased to
LaGrange College Friends of the Library. His        Gardens and most recently was general man-         have Mr. Prince join the staff of Westville,”
wife Laura, who died in 2003, was associate         ager of Pine Mountain Club Chalet Resort.          said Leo Goodsell, Westville’s executive direc-
director of LaGrange Memorial Library, where        She served as community relations manager,         tor. “He comes with decades of construction
the children’s section is named in her honor.       tourism manager and annual giving manager          experience as well as knowledge and apprecia-
A Columbus native, Lewis helped found the           during her Callaway Gardens tenure. Dawson         tion of rural Georgia life.” Prince personally
local baseball association and was an umpire        has worked with Pine Mountain Heritage Inc.        conducted the repair and restoration of the
for 15 years, as well as a football referee. For    to help beautify Pine Mountain. She serves         McDonald House, Grimes-Feagin House,
many years, he organized officiating for the        on the Harris County Development Authority,        Bryan House and Singer Gates, with many
Troup County Recreation Commission’s adult          is a graduate of Leadership Harris County          more projects to come. When not working
and youth basketball programs. An avid golfer       and the Economic Development Leadership            at Westville, Mr. Prince preaches at the Lion

                                                                      Page Three                                    (Continued on page eight)
                              TOURISM & PRESERVATION NEWS
One of Alabama’s last remaining historic                                                                      be open each Saturday from 8:30 AM – 4:30
covered bridges is being pieced together. The                                                                 PM. The Department will remain closed on
105-year-old Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge                                                                    Sundays, and the Research Room is closed on
still sits in a parking lot behind the old Lowe’s                                                             Mondays. The Department is also closed on
store in Opelika. Preservationist John Marsh                                                                  all state holidays designated by legislation or
says the bridge will soon look like its former                                                                by the Governor’s Office. This resumption of
self. For the past several months, nearly 100                                                                 services was made possible through funding in
people have worked to reconstruct the                                                                         the 2007 budget recommended by Governor
bridge, which collapsed last June following                                                                   Riley and approved by the Legislature in the
a thunderstorm. After is restoration, it will                                                                 last session of the Alabama Legislature. Check
be moved to the Opelika Municipal Park.             Dr. James David Griffin, Doug Purcell and Larry Smith
                                                                                                              the Archives’ website for the latest schedule,
Recently Senator Ted Little and the Historic        at the unveiling of the Union Springs historical marker   including information on state holidays:
Chattahoochee Commission announced a                The Church was organized on September           
major grant to the City of Opelika for the res-     19, 1896 and was named for the nearby bub-
toration of the bridge. For more information        bling springs which came together and were                Members, former members and friends of the
on the bridge or to make a donation to assist       thus called “Union Springs.” Members were                 Hurtsboro United Methodist Church joined
with its restoration, call the Opelika Kiwanis      baptized in a pool of water that formed below             together on October 22 for a Centennial
Club at (334) 745-4567.                             these springs.                                            Homecoming Celebration. The centennial
                                                                                                              theme was “The Treasure of a Good Found-
On August 31, the renovated “Ma” Rainey             The Comfort Inn in Dothan, Alabama has                    ation.” Featured speaker at this special service
House opened to the public as a museum in           received a 2006 Platinum Hospitality Award                was Bishop Larry Goodpaster, of the Alabama-
honor of the woman who became known as              from Choice Hotels International, Inc., one               West Florida Conference of the United
the “Mother of the Blues” in the early years        of the world’s largest lodging franchisors. This          Methodist Church. During the ceremony, a
of the twentieth century. Today, the house has      year, all Choice Hotels properties were judged            specially made copper time capsule was inserted
new paint outside and a paved parking lot.          based on a customer focused awards process                into the front wall of the church in place of
Inside the restored structure, Rainey’s music       that measured the hotel’s ability to meet guest           an old tin box capsule that was removed in
will play as visitors can look at period furni-     needs. The Dothan Comfort Inn earned this                 late August. A large crowd enjoyed the remarks
ture (including Rainey’s own bedroom suit           prestigious award because it was among the
and piano), old records, photos and other           top hotels in the Choice family of brands,
artifacts. The $300,000 renovation was funded       meeting several key thresholds important to
half by a grant from the National Park Service      achieving guest satisfaction. First, the hotel
and half by city sales tax money set aside for      scored high marks for cleanliness and prop-
Liberty District improvements. In 1991, the         erty maintenance. Second,
City of Columbus spent about $96,000 to             they maintained a low ratio of guest complaints.
purchase and stabilize the house. Rainey, born      Third, they had no more than one “unre-
Gertrude Pridgett, built the 2,000-square-foot      sponsive” guest complaint on record over the
house and lived in it after she retired, from       last year. Fourth, the hotel met or exceeded
1935 until her death in 1939. Among her             Comfort Inn standards and fulfilled all prom-             George Chambliss, Chairman of the Trustees, holds the
many songs is “See-See Rider,” which became         ises of Comfort Inn to customers. Finally,                HUMC copper time capsule. To his right are Bishop Larry
an R&B staple recorded by dozens of artists.        guest surveys revealed that they were much                Goodpaster of the AL / West FL Conference of the United
She’s long been recognized as a legendary blues                                                               Methodist Church and Doug Purcell, Executive Director
                                                    more likely to recommend this hotel to friends            of the HCC. Rev. Keith Turner, pastor of the Hurtsboro
pioneer outside of Columbus, but that reputa-       and family following their stay because of the            United Methodist Church is standing next to the railing.
tion often is not appreciated in the city limits,   great experience they had. Only five percent of
according to local officials.                       properties in the Choice Hotels system were               of Bishop Goodpaster and the Reverend Keith
                                                    awarded the exclusive Choice Platinum Award               Turner, pastor of the church. They later enjoy-
On October 29, the Union Springs Baptist            this year.                                                ed dinner on the grounds.
Church, Henry County Historical Group
and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission           The Alabama Department of Archives and                    The Calvin Bullock Log Cabin, located in
unveiled a new historical marker, which             History has announced the resumption of                   the Eufaula vicinity of Barbour County, was
spotlights Union Springs Missionary Baptist         Saturday services in October. Starting October            recently approved by the Alabama Historical
Church and Cemetery in Henry County.                7, 2006, the Research Room and Museum will                Commission for listing on the National

                                                                          Page Four
                               TOURISM & PRESERVATION NEWS
Register of Historic Places. Built in the late      James Edgar Coleman, of Fort Gaines, Georgia,    an aging facility on Fort Benning’s Main Post—
19th century, the cabin is a locally significant    has recently released a new book entitled,       is being constructed on 200 acres between
example of a dogtrot or central passage log         “Daddy, Write That Down.” The 162-page           Benning Boulevard and South Lumpkin Road.
cabin. During the 19th century, this form           spiral-bound publication details life growing     A Columbus State University study estimates
proliferated in Barbour County. Today, there        up in Clay County and Fort Gaines, Georgia.      the interactive museum and the adjacent
are few examples that remain. This example          This is at least the third publication by Mr.    Heritage Park will attract as many as 500,000
is noteworthy since it retains the open-            Coleman. Earlier he published “God’s Unfinish-   visitors each year. The annual economic
ended central hall.                                 ed Land: Events Effecting Pioneer South          impact on the city is pegged at $50 million,
                                                    Georgia” and “The Bluff and Fort Gaines,         with 400 to 500 jobs being created.
                                                    Georgia.” Copies of “Daddy, Write That
Philip Adams, president of the Historic
                                                    Down” are available for $12 postpaid from        Museum exhibit consultants, architects, and
Columbus Foundation board of directors,
                                                    Mr. Coleman at P. O. Box 298, Fort Gaines,       members of the fundraising committee of
recently received $29,000 raised for the
                                                    GA 39851.                                        Museum on Main: A History Museum for
Foundation from the 2005 Steeplechase.
At the September board meeting of the                                                                West Georgia are all hard at work helping the
Foundation, Mr. Adams also received a               Several communities in the Lower Chattahoo-      museum move closer to reality. The museum
check for $35,300 in proceeds from the 2006         chee Regional Development Center region          will be located on the first floor of 136 Main
Heritage Ball.                                      have received FY 06-07 Transportation Enhance-   Street in LaGrange. The Troup County
                                                    ment (TE) funding through the Georgia            Archives will move from the first to the second
                                                    Department of Transportation for various         floor of this 1917 building constructed to
The Harris County Commission unanimously                                                             house LaGrange National Bank. The museum
                                                    transportation-related improvements.
approved an application and resolution                                                               is a project of the Troup County Historical
                                                    Columbus-Muscogee County received three
recently supporting Callaway Gardens’ request                                                        Society, which also operates the Troup County
                                                    awards: $800,000 for improvements to the
to seek state permission to add some 2,000                                                           Archives. Members of the Historical Society’s
                                                    Columbus Riverwalk at the 13th Street bridge
acres of forest land into a conservation ease-                                                       Board of Trustees decided a couple of years
                                                    and 14th Street pedestrian bridge; $200,000
ment. The property lies at the end of the                                                            ago that a steam engine in the basement of the
                                                    for restoration and preservation of the
Appalachian Mountains and where Georgia’s           Columbus Depot; and $1,000,000 for Phase         old Newman Construction Company building
Piedmont and Coastal Plain regions overlap.         II streetscape improvements along Veterans       on East Depot Street would be the “center-
Callaway already had placed some 2,000 acres        Parkway. Clay County received $400,000 for       piece” for the museum’s long-term exhibit
in conservation easement, which means it            Phase I of the multi-use (cycling and pedes-     area. However, in February of this year, mem-
will remain in its natural, undeveloped state       trian) Phenomenon Trail, and the City of         bers of the Museum Committee learned that
forever. The property has been in the Ida           Cuthbert received $200,000 for downtown          the steam engine would be unavailable. A
Cason Callaway Foundation’s name.                   streetscape improvements.                        new centerpiece emphasizing the “wheels of
                                                                                                     change” theme is being developed. Museum
The Barbour County Genealogy and Local                                                               fundraising is also progressing. Almost
                                                    The National Infantry Museum project recently
History Society and the Friends of the Eufaula                                                       $1 million has been raised for the project.
                                                    received a major shot in the arm, one that
Carnegie Library Genealogy Committee                                                                 Additional funds are currently being sought.
                                                    may go far beyond a $1 million donation by
                                                                                                     Jenny Copeland is the chair of the Fundraising
have recently released the History of Barbour       Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung and
                                                                                                     Committee. Mrs. Copeland noted that, “Now
County, Alabama by Lewy Dorman. This                a $1 million pledge by Schuster Enterprises,
                                                                                                     is an exciting time to be located in downtown
long-awaited publication of the manuscript,         the local Burger King operator. The National
                                                                                                     LaGrange. The Troup County Government
completed in 1932, by Lewy Dorman, allows           Infantry Foundation is hoping the large com-
                                                                                                     Center is complete, as is the renovated athletic
readers access to details of the early settlement   mitments will send a clear signal that the
                                                                                                     club. The new Carmike Theaters and the park-
of what is now Barbour County, Alabama.             $85 million museum—when it opens in early        ing deck at Broome and Morgan Street should
Covering events and inhabitants from the early      2008—will have national and international        be completed this fall. Museum on Main and
1800s to the 1930s, it should be a “welcome         appeal as a tourist attraction. The foundation   the renovated Troup County Archives will add
and important resource for anyone interested        also is banking on the donations helping to      even more activity and people to downtown.
in the early history of Barbour County and          spur other Columbus-area corporate and pri-      Visitors and long-term residents alike will have
the people who lived there.” The books retails      vate donors to open their wallets and put the    a place to go to learn more about the heritage
for $40 postpaid or $37.50 if hand delivered.       fundraising effort over the top. The money       of the area.”
Checks should be made payable to Friends/           from Samsung and Schuster Enterprises brings
Genealogy/Book. Contact Erma Vandenberg             the total raised so far to $52 million. The
at (334) 687-7179 to order your copy of the book.   160,000-square-foot museum—which replaces
                                                                      Page Five
                                                           THE CHATTAHOOCHEE POOCHIE
                                                            NEEDS YOUR HELP WITH THE
                                                            ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

                                                                Please Consider Becoming a Member
                                                             of the Historic Chattahoochee Commission
                                                                  All memberships are fully tax-deductible.
                                                                        If you haven’t already done so,
                                                                 won’t you consider renewing your membership
                                                                                 at this time?

                                            MEMBERSHIP DRIVE DETAILS

The Historic Chattahoochee Commission began its annual membership drive in October. Our goal for
2006-2007 is 500 total members. We urge you to consider increasing your level of membership giving this
year. If you would like, fill out the form below and mail it in with your payment. Or to make a renewal even
easier, you can call the HCC at (334) 687-9755 and put your membership renewal on your credit card.
With your membership in the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, you will receive our monthly calendar
of events, quarterly newsletter, 20% discount on our publications, and an invitation to our annual meeting
held in September or October of each year.

  Businesses ......................................$50

  Financial Institutions ..................$100           Address
  Historical/Preservation Societies
  (by Membership)                                         City                                        State        Zip Code
    Under 100 ..................................$50
    Over $100 ................................$100
                                                          Credit Card Number                                       Exp. Date
                                                          Level of Membership
    Family .........................................$25

  Restaurants (by seats)
   Under 50 ....................................$50       All memberships are tax deductible. Mail checks to the HCC at P. O. Box
   Over 50 ....................................$100       33, Eufaula, AL 36072-0033 or P. O. Box 942, LaGrange, GA 30241 or you
                                                          can charge to your credit card.
                                                                     Page Six
                           2006 - 2007 MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN
                                              (Listing date: July 6, 2005 – November 28, 2006)
RENEWALS                          • Jacquelyn Cook
                                                                        • Charles and Isabelle Knight       • Opelika Chamber of Commerce
• Dr. Becky Champion                                                    • Jane Weathers Gore                • City of Donalsonville
                                  • Earl and Roberta Hyers
• LaVerne Wright                                                        • Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor          • City of Fort Gaines
                                  • Henry County Historical Group
• Donalsonville-Seminole                                                • Dr. and Mrs. William B. Fackler   • BankTrust
                                  • Roberta Childs
  County Chamber of Commerce      • Marjorie Gay
                                                                        • Charles T. Creekman               • City of Eufaula
• Historic  Columbus                                                    • Jane Crayton Davis                • Senator Ted Little
                                  • Roger B. Davis
  Foundation, Inc.                • Jack and Sandy Jordan
                                                                        • Betsy D. Moultrie                 • Blakely-Early County Chamber
• Polyengineering, Inc.                                                 • Henry Labiche                      of Commerce
                                  • Elizabeth Y. Davis
• Randolph County Historical                                            • Clara Daniel                      • Clyde Hennies, HGI
                                  • Mr. and Mrs. Sam Marley
  Society                         • Pat Schiller
                                                                        • Lillian Cobb                      • Ann McNorton
• Chattahoochee County                                                  • Bob and Judy Ellis                • Cusseta-Chattahoochee     County
                                  • Dr. Hugh Rodgers
  Historic Preservation Society   • Miss Virginia Harvey
                                                                        • Claud Brown                        Unified Government
• Cliff C. Glover                                                       • Margaret Russell
                                  • Merilyn Crapps
• Col. M. Reid Wallis                                                   • Justice and Mrs. Gorman
                                  • Neal Rumble                                                             SPECIAL gIFTS
• Tommy and Ann Ballenger                                                 Houston, Jr.
                                  • Gloria K. Jones                                                         • Mr. and Mrs. J. Smith Lanier,   II
• Whigham and Imogene Mixson                                            • Chambers County Commission
                                  • Great Southern Wood Preserving                                          • Claud Brown
• Betty S. Brown                                                        • Alto L. Jackson
                                  • Stewart County Historical                                               • Eleanor Harris
• William and Brenda Howell                                             • Dr. Ann B. Pearson
                                   Commission                                                               • Tim and Joy Glover Family
• Eleanor Harris Family                                                 • Mac Davis
                                  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Methvin                                             • Robert W. Davis
• Van Smith                                                             • Jim Martin
                                  • William F. Church                                                       • Carolyn Hutcheson
• Jerry Beasley                                                         • Robert W. Davis
                                  • Abbeville Chamber of Commerce                                           • Gary and Laura Fuller
• Dr. Charles S. Otto                                                   • Florence Foy Strang
                                  • Farmers Exchange Bank                                                   • Register Realty Company
• Terry and Anmarie Honan                                               • Manonia Snell
                                  • The Columbus Museum                                                     • Tim Beasley
• Tim and Joy Glover Family                                             • Sam and Ann Singer
                                  • Anderson Construction Company                                           • Al and Gloria Fleming
• Ronnie and Judy Marshall                                              • Mr. and Mrs. Mac Moye
                                  • Jim and Marianne Phillips                                               • Harris County Chamber of
• Lindy Money                                                           • Harris County Chamber of
                                  • Clay County Commission                                                   Commerce
• Carolyn Hutcheson                                                       Commerce
                                  • Ozark-Dale County Public Library                                        • David and Trish Strobel
• Gary and Laura Fuller                                                 • Dahlia Dykes
                                  • Columbus Convention and                                                 • J. Newell Floyd
• Lt. Col. (Ret.) Dick and                                              • Walter and Dancy Stroman
                                   Visitors Bureau                                                          • James and Janice Biggers
  Deanna Grube                    • Charter Bank
                                                                        • Ernest and Jeanne Koone
                                                                                                            • Bob and Barbara Patton
• Register Realty Company                                               • Wiregrass Museum of Art
                                  • Rich Daniels and Marilyn Weeks                                          • Elizabeth Lipscomb
• Bill and Pat Wente                                                    • William and Mary Ann Hudson
                                  • City of Abbeville                                                       • Bill Dillard, Jr.
• Tim Beasley                                                           • The Gates House Bed and
                                  • Lester and Catherine Killebrew                                          • The Gates House Bed and
• Al and Gloria Fleming                                                   Breakfast, LLC
                                  • Leonard and Frances Messer                                               Breakfast, LLC
• David and Trish Strobel                                               • Historic Westville, Inc.
                                  • Eufaula Heritage Association                                            • Tom and Carolyn Gates
• J. Newell Floyd                                                       • Sue T. Rye
                                  • Edna Bush                                                               • Calvin and Pat Wingo
• Willette and Tom Chesnutt                                             • John and Eve McKibben
                                  • Stewart County Commission                                               • Betty A. Shackleford
• Dr. and Mrs. Danny L. Hartzog                                         • Orren and Patricia Gilbert
                                  • Mountain Hill Schoolhouse                                               • T. Larry Smith
• James and Janice Biggers                                              • Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Newman
                                   Foundation                                                               • Earl and Roberta Hyers
• Ruth Ann and Lamar Powers                                             • John Ross
                                  • TimFrench                                                               • Marjorie Gay
• George and Ramona Wright                                              • Mr. and Mrs. Billy Houston
                                                                                                            • Charles D. Beall
• Bob and Barbara Patton                                                • Ann Petry
• Bill Dillard, Jr.
                                  NEW MEMBERSHIPS                       • Sam Kates
                                                                                                            • Neal Rumble
                                                                                                            • Mrs. Al Folger
• Elizabeth Lipscomb              • Caitlin Money and Jonathon          • Arnold D. Leak
                                                                                                            • Gloria K. Jones
• Best Western Dothan Inn           Towns Powell                        • Charles D. Beall
                                                                                                            • The Honorable Jack T. Brinkley
  and Suites                      • V. Hawley Smith                     • Dave and Mary Barrows
                                                                                                            • Farmers Exchange Bank
• Tom and Carolyn Gates           • Eugenie Tyree                       • Mrs. Al Folger
                                                                                                            • Anderson Construction Company
• Willie Marie Porter             • Dr. and Mrs. Werner Linz            • Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Edelson
                                                                                                            • Blakely-Early County Chamber
• Jeff and Carol Jakeman          • Dr. Leland M. Park                  • A. Stephen Johnson
                                                                                                             of Commerce
• Jim and Linda Straub            • Kaye and Greg Minchew               • Katherine Cook
• Virginia P. Freeman             • Dr. and Mrs. Cliff Rainey           • James E. Coleman
• Ms. Armeto C. Reynolds          • Lewis Banks                         • Columbus Historic District
                                                                                                            • InMemory of John &
• Bob and Betsy Powers            • LaFayette Rotary Club                 Preservation Society, Inc.
• Charles and Regina Garrett      • Pam Snead                           • The Honorable Jack T. Brinkley
                                                                                                             Lois Purcell
• Fred and Judy Tye               • Bill English                        • Ethel W. Foley
                                                                                                             by: Ethel Purcell Morris
• Dr. Horace Holderfield          • Arnie Meagher and Jackie Devlin     • MidSouth Bank
• Calvin and Pat Wingo            • Maryalice Lenmark                   • City of Lanett                    gIFTS IN KIND
• Betty A. Shackleford            • Mr. and Mrs. Earl P. Cook           • Seminole County Commission        • The   Image Agency
• Mr. and Mrs. Mike Murphree      • James and Virginia Weldon           • LaGrange-Troup County
• T. Larry Smith                  • Mr. and Mrs. J. Smith Lanier, II      Chamber of Commerce

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                                             PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
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Hope Missionary Church in Cordele, Georgia.      passed away on August 30, 2006. He authored    He has been an active ATC board member
                                                 many books on local history including          for the past four years, has served as vice-
                                                 Pine Log and Greek Revival. In 1993, the       president of the southern district, and has
Matthew “Mac” Moye has been named as
                                                 Historic Chattahoochee Commission honored      chaired most ATC committees. He has been
the new Stewart County manager. He will
                                                 him “in recognition of his dedicated efforts   proactive on the Tourism Incentive Bill and
be the first non-elected official to serve
                                                 to chronicle the architectural and general     other legislative issues affecting the industry.
as county manager in Stewart County. “I
have roots going back in both Randolph and       history of the Chattahoochee Valley.”
Stewart Counties to the 1830’s. This area is                                                    In what he called “the most special night I’ve
my home. Being the Stewart County manager        The winners of the Alabama Tourism Partner-    experienced in my career,” Barry Kraselsky
is a natural progression for me. My generation   ship Award and the Alabama Travel Council      accepted Marriot International’s Community
must prepare the way for the next,” stated       Award were, respectively, Patti Culp and Bob   Service Award from Bill Marriott on behalf
Moye. For the past 26 years, Mac Moye has        Hendrix. Culp is the executive director of     of all Larry Blumberg Associates at Marriott’s
served as the executive director of Historic     the Alabama Travel Council and one of the      2006 select-service and extended-stay Owners
Westville, Inc., an 1850’s village featuring     founding members of the Alabama Tourism        Conference held in May in Tucson, Arizona.
restored buildings that show life in rural                                                      The award recognizes the franchise company
                                                 Partnership. She has been active in the
southwest Georgia. Moye brings years of                                                         that best demonstrates and supports its and
                                                 organization’s efforts to pass the Alabama
experience as an advocate and proponent                                                         Marriott’s values of community service
                                                 Tourism Development Act, legislation that,
of heritage tourism to the county. Stewart                                                      through employee volunteerism, in-kind dona-
                                                 if passed, will provide economic incentives
County encompasses 463 square miles of                                                          tions and overall “Spirit To Serve” initiatives.
                                                 for the development of tourist attractions.
land with 293,600 acres, most of which is        She has coordinated the legislative Alabama
timberland. The population is approximately      Tourism Bash for the past six years and is
5,250 with a county budget of $3.3 million.      chair of the House Tourism and Travel’s
                                                 Advisory Committee. Hendrix is the execu-
William Davidson, a long-time member             tive director of the Dothan Area Convention
of the Lee County Historical Society and         and Visitors Bureau and serves on the board
Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society          of the Historic Chattahoochee Commission.

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