The first National Peanut Festival occurred in Dothan, Alabama, on November 10-12, 1938. Most of us recall that first festival for hosting Dr. George Washington Carver’s address, “Great Creator, What is a Peanut and Why Do You Make It?”
Dr. George Washington Carver speaks to the inaugural National Peanut Festival, from “Alabama Magazine”, Nov. 21, 1938….
The 1923 Women’s Basketball team.
Guest contributor Rodney C. Lawley, Troy University Archivist (Troy Campus)
The Troy University yearbooks, Palladium, have always been popular at the University Library, and for good reason. Visitors and alumni enjoy browsing nostalgically through the pages of the University’s past, and they often seek information related to family and friends who…
During World War 2, the skies over Great Britain were filled with too many German airplanes, and the weather was too inclement, for pilot-cadets to train safely. So they trained in colonies like India and South Africa, but they also trained in the US from June 1941 to March 1943.
AT-6 trainers on Napier Field. (TROY…
Over the years the National Peanut Festival has produced hundreds of local queens and princesses, but in 1952 it hosted one whose name was not known until October 24.
That was Betty Phillips of Los Angeles, who was the Mutual Broadcasting System’s 2000th Queen for A Day.
“Queen For A Day” was a game show…