Perspectives

It Came from the Archives: Dothan man was among fastest on the open sea

July 6, 2020
By Dr. Marty Olliff

People in the Wiregrass have known about Bishop Cleaners since it opened in Dothan in 1947. But few know that in November 1945, its founder, Eustace E. Bishop, was one of the fastest men on the open sea.

A lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve, Bishop served on the aircraft carrier/troopship USS Lake Champlain…

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It Came from the Archives: Private Hardy F. Scarborough, 1832-1864

May 14, 2020
By Dr. Marty Olliff

The Wiregrass Archives has only one collection directly relating to the U.S. Civil War – the Jerrie Watson Bass Collection, record group 18, donated in 2003.

Ms. Bass was one of her extended family historians.  In addition to allowing us to scan photographs of her male relatives who served in World War 1, World War…

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TROY senior explains fears, solutions amidst coronavirus pandemic

April 2, 2020
By Victoria Cirilli

A global pandemic is not an ideal ending to what is considered the most exciting four years of your life. College students across the country have now been transitioned to online learning for the rest of the spring semester in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Now, those seniors who have loved TROY like…

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