A Mystery...., but getting
We have found the Bicentennial Bronze Plaque and its granite
base, but still have not found the exact spot of the time
capsule that it marked.
It appears from some old newspaper pictures taken at the time
the capsule was buried, that the spot is somewhere between the
McGrath statue and Cherokee Street. We have used metal
detectors, but have not located the copper box (only some small
was used for the capsule. We are still looking and will
let you know what we find.
becoming local history Museum, this building was the synagogue
for the active Jewish community in Lincoln County. We
continue to keep this history alive and find items that may be
of interest to our visitors.
Our Aim Is To
- Preserve our town and county history
- Preserve family histories
- Preserve historical artifacts
- Preserve historical sites, such as all buildings and
- Promote education related to local history
- Educate people about the area history
joining the Lincoln County Historical and Genealogical Society.
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Tidbits of Lincoln County History
Sue has researched some of the events in Lincoln
County found in old Newspapers and transcribed some of the more interesting
items from past events. We will post some of these
periodically to tweak a look back. Keep checking here for
Please join us for
the many upcoming events sponsored by the
Lincoln County Historical & Genealogical Society:
the new location for this meeting at the Hurst Review
Building at 127 south Railroad Ave. We would
particularly like to invite former students of Withworth
College to come and bring some of their memories with them.
Great presentation by Keith Reeves on the History of the
Stahl-Urban Operation in Brookhaven in October. Thanks
Keith and all of our guest who brought interesting stories
about their experience at this operation.
presentation by Mr. Gove is being rescheduled --Please check
back for new date!
History of the
Hartley-Gove Thermometer Plant
Presentation by Mr. Ed Gove
Owner and Operator
Do you know what this is??
Often, when you start talking about history, someone will ask
"Do you know what this is? Do you know what this does? Do you
know where this is? Who is this person?" and similar kinds of
things that tweak their curiosity. We will be selecting items
that we find that has some Lincoln County/Brookhaven link and
put them in this section and we will try to also supply the
answers, when we know them. The items and information
about it will be shown on the Photo Gallery link. Check back to see what
So, what is this?
Photos from March 24, 2016 presentation by
John Paul Smith on "All About those Smiths in Lincoln County"