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Remembering my grandpa with a fondness

Today I am thinking about the only grandfather I ever knew, my mother's step-father, Herbert Blackwell, known to us as Paw. The fathers of my parents, William Allen Chancery and Christopher Columbus...

 

50th anniversary of moon landing

I've been reading lately about this being the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. I'd like to share my memories of the time. In July 1969 I was not quite 20 years old, recently graduated from Pensacola Junior College and working as a...

 
 By Patsy Green    Lifestyles    June 6, 2019

Come out to support Alger-Sullivan's yard sale

The Alger Sullivan Historical Society needs your help as we try to raise funds to pay utility bills, etc. We are having a yard sale at the Historic Park (4th and Jefferson in Century) on Saturday June...

 
 By Patsy Green    Lifestyles    May 16, 2019

Remembering the simple life of Ma and Pa

Over the last few weeks I have participated in the Escambia County HCE Cultural Arts Show, the Blackcat Reunion, Sawmill Day, and the Baptist Missionary Association of America (in Rogers, Arkansas). In a few hours I will be off to the District 1 HCE...

 

Sawmill day is just around the corner

Sawmill Day 2019 will be Saturday, May 4th. I hope you'll join us. We still have a few spots for vendors or exhibitors. Call Jerry Fischer (850-256-3980) if you are interested. Besides our vendors...

 

Century Post Office has long history

I was recently given a copy of an article written by John C Bush about his aunt, former Century Postmaster Eva Vaughn, titled "Miss Eva: Fifty Years in the Century Post Office." Paragraphs in quotes a...

 

The rise and fall of towns by the post offices

I have begun reading An Hour Before Daylight by Jimmy Carter. I’m not far into the book, but something he said about the town where he grew up (It’s not Plains.) caught my attention. “Archery is no longer there, except on the old maps, but...

 

DeFuniak Springs is worth visiting

I recently spent a few hours in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. I found it a pleasant, friendly town with an interesting history. The following information is from "DeFuniak Springs History" from the City...

 

McDavid School yearbook donated

The picture accompanying today's column is from the 1955 McDavid School annual which was recently donated to ASHS by Ronnie Yaden and his sister Linda Yaden Steadham. Linda does not appear in the annu...

 

Alger-Sullivan Society kicks off 2019 meetings

When you read this the Alger Sullivan Historical Society will have already had our first meeting of 2019. Our meetings are the third Tuesday of every month in the Leach House Museum, 610 4th street...

 

Parker's store has a very long history

Judson and Teresa Carden are in the middle of a relic hunt at Bluff Springs and have allowed me to tag along. Judson has been very patient with my questions about the Civil War artifacts he is finding. Based on his finds, this appears to be the site...

 

Searching for relics with real hunters

I have enjoyed some good times lately with Judson and Theresa Carden, a couple I met through the Alger Sullivan Historical Society. They allowed me to accompany them on a relic hunt in Bluff Springs. I'll write more about their finds in Bluff...

 

Baker Block Museum has much to offer

Several ASHS members spent Saturday, November 3rd at the Baker Block Museum. We greatly enjoyed their Festival, but there is much to see and enjoy there on non-festival days. The Baker Block Museum...

 

The El Camino Corridor runs through Ala.

While traveling to Laurel, Mississippi for a meeting, I noticed that US 84 was also marked with signs saying, “El Camino East/West Corridor.” I immediately thought, “Column idea!” Upon consulting with my husband's “friend, Mr. Google” I f...

 

Fairs were more than just rides

I write this in the midst of trying to get booths ready for building 3 at the Pensacola Interstate Fair, so I'll write about: the fair, HCE, 4-H, etc. This year I'm involved in several booths for Building 3 of the Pensacola Interstate Fair. Most of...

 

Festivals are times for gathering

I spent Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the 4th annual Barrineau Park Gathering. I love the name of that local festival. As a member of a group that has to look for as many sources as possible for the...

 

Historical society approved for grant

The Alger Sullivan Historical Society has been chosen for a grant through the Empowering Neighborhoods program of CiviCon to help with the building of outdoor bathrooms at James Houston Jones Historic Park in Century. These bathrooms will help us...

 

Plenty of beach memories from my childhood

John Appleyard's column about the 1931 Pensacola Bay Bridge brought back memories from my childhood. My daddy loved beach trips, so we went often. I vividly remember crossing that two lane Bay Bridge, which was much lower and narrower than the 1960...

 
 By Patsy Green    Lifestyles    May 31, 2018

Written letters can leave a lasting legacy

A letter from North Africa, January 23, 1943: "I will drop you just a few lines to let you hear from me. This finds me well and OK and hope you are the same. I still haven't heard from you, but I...

 
 By Patsy Green    Lifestyles    May 10, 2018

Sawmill Day has long history in Century

We had a great time at Sawmill Day, May 5th. Thank to those who came. If you were at one of the many other activities going on that same days, maybe you can make it to us next year. I hope the other...

 

Saturday to be big in Century

Saturday, April 21st the Town of Century and the Alger Sullivan Historical Society will be dedicating a marker commemorating the Alger Sullivan Lumber Company Residential Historic District. All are invited to the dedication ceremony starting at 2:00...

 

Grubbs' store had far-reaching affects on area

I enjoyed Kevin McKinley's column on Grubbs cafe. Grubbs cafe was owned by the woman I knew in my childhood as Aunt Hattie. She was not related to us. My mother had worked for her from her teen years and remained close throughout Mrs. Grubbs' life....

 

UWF students record Century residents

Last Saturday I had the delightful experience of being interviewed by two UWF students about my experiences in Century through the years. They were a part of the Oral and Community History project...

 

Go to the Dairy Bar; not the Milky Way

After writing my last column about Century High School teacher and coach Eddie Simmons, my thoughts naturally turned to another long time CHS assistant coach Edsol Smith. Mr. Smith was my 9th grade civics teacher. I keep hearing that Americans were...

 

Century High School Coach: Legend

I accidentally gave Jerry Fischer back his copy of Wray Lane's remembrance of Century in the 1930's and I have too much brain fog from my coughing episodes to think of anything original, so I mined for ideas in the 2005 Tri City Ledger columns on...

 

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