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It Came from the Archives: Aerial images of Dothan through the years

In this edition of his recurring column, Dr. Marty Olliff delves into some of the early aerial photographs of Dothan, Alabama.

In this edition of his recurring column, Dr. Marty Olliff delves into some of the early aerial photographs of Dothan, Alabama.

We credit Aesop with the axiom, “familiarity breeds contempt” (meaning apathy).  In our world of airplane travel and cell phones, Google Earth, readily-available satellite views, and ubiquitous drone imagery and film, we are likely to become somewhat inured about aerial photographs.

All these things are contemporary, so an aerial view of a place we know…

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TROY Prom king and queen “crowned”

Mario Robeldo and Hallie Bruner, the winners of the 2021 TROY Prom
 

Hallie Bruner and Mario Robledo were “crowned” TROY Prom queen and king to cap off Troy University’s annual social media dance competition for incoming students.

The event invites students to create a post mimicking a dance by the Troy mascot, T-Roy and post it to the popular social media network, TikTok, for a chance to…

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It Came from the Archives: A.A. Wiley and the founding of Troy University

In this edition of his column, Dr. Marty Olliff delves into the history of one of the men who helped TROY come into existence.

In this edition of his column, Dr. Marty Olliff delves into the history of one of the men who helped TROY come into existence.

Feb. 26, 2021, marks the 134th anniversary of Troy University’s original predecessor, the State Normal School at Troy.  This didn’t happen with a simple petition, as Troy’s former president Edward Shackelford notes in his 1937 history, The First Fifty Years of the State Teachers College at Troy, Alabama, but with lobbying committees and an enabling…

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