Tag Archives: history

Revolutionary 100-year-old Alabama native to speak at TROY Dothan

December 4, 2018
By Greg Phillips

Troy University’s Dothan Campus will host a screening of the documentary “First Lady of the Revolution,” about Henrietta Boggs, who served a key role in the Costa Rican Civil War, on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Sony Hall.

Boggs, 100, is an Alabama native and will attend the screening, which will be followed…

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Singing history professor dies

November 8, 2018
By Clif Lusk

A singing, songwriting, history-loving academic has left the Trojan Nation. Dr. Allen Dennis, former chair of history and associate dean of Arts and Sciences, died Monday, Nov. 5 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Miss. after a lengthy illness.

Dr. Dennis, an Athens, Tenn. native, was the first member of his family to graduate college…

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It Came from the Archives: Tom Solomon’s Railroad Romance

October 31, 2018
By Dr. Marty Olliff

A resident of Headland, Alabama, from his birth in 1915 until his death in 1988, Thomas W. (Tom) Solomon had a love affair with railroads. He worked as a draftsman for the Atlantic Coast Line then with the Florida East Coast Railroad, but his real passion was photographing and painting railroad machinery and other scenes…

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