Olliff receives Troy University Libraries’ Book Token Award

Dr. Marty Olliff receives the Troy University Libraries' Book Token Award from Dean of Libraries Dr. Chris Shaffer during a ceremony on Tuesday.

Dr. Marty Olliff receives the Troy University Libraries' Book Token Award from Dean of Libraries Dr. Chris Shaffer during a ceremony on Tuesday.

Dr. Marty Olliff, Professor of History and Director of the Wiregrass Archives, has been honored with Troy University’s Book Token Award for the support he has demonstrated for the University’s libraries.

Presented during a ceremony on Tuesday at the Troy Campus Library, the award recognizes faculty who provide service to and support of Troy University…

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TROY Dothan hosts 150 students from area high schools for tour and Information Fair

Students saw what campus life might look like and learned about Admissions, Financial Aid and degree programs.

Students saw what campus life might look like and learned about Admissions, Financial Aid and degree programs.

Around 150 students from four Wiregrass high schools and two homeschool organizations attended a Campus Tour and Information Fair Thursday at the Troy University Dothan Campus where they were able to see student life in action and learn about the many degree programs TROY offers.

Dr. Kirk Davis, Interim Chief Operating Officer of the Dothan Campus, welcomed…

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It Came from the Archives: The Wiregrass Trip of the 1976 American Freedom Train

The SP 4449 with Amtrak Excursion Train, Miami to Birmingham, passes Ewell Hill, Ewell, AL on Jan. 16, 1977. (Wiregrass Archives)

The SP 4449 with Amtrak Excursion Train, Miami to Birmingham, passes Ewell Hill, Ewell, AL on Jan. 16, 1977. (Wiregrass Archives)

The Tom Solomon Photograph Collection sends us down a rabbit hole yet again with three unlabeled photos of, as it turns out, the American Freedom Train trip from Miami through the Wiregrass to Birmingham then to Portland, Oregon.

The SP No. 4449 passing through Dothan, Jan. 16, 1977. (Wiregrass Archives)

In 1972, as the US…

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It Came from the Archives: Langford family members killed in 1963’s ‘worst train wreck to date’ in Dothan

The ACL Extra East train on the siding at Grimes, a few miles east of the accident. (Wiregrass Archives)

The ACL Extra East train on the siding at Grimes, a few miles east of the accident. (Wiregrass Archives)

The year 1963 was historically important in and around Alabama.  It opened with the gubernatorial inauguration of George Wallace. That spring, civil rights marches erupted in Birmingham, including Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” and the Children’s March.  In May, to welcome Attorney General Bobby Kennedy, Governor Wallace raised the Confederate battle flag over the state…

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