Tag Archives: Wiregrass Archives

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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Wiregrass Archives looking to preserve social history of COVID-19

March 27, 2020
By Greg Phillips

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is a global historical event that continues to play out and affect our lives.

While news reports focus on the wide-scale issues caused by the pandemic, Troy University’s Wiregrass Archives is looking to the public for help preserving the day-to-day history of this ongoing crisis and its effects on everyday life.

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