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Officers and directors of the Montevallo Historical Society gather for a photo at the October 21, 2018 general meeting following a presentation to Henry Emfinger of the Aldrich Coal Mining Museum. As a way of thanking Mr. Emfinger for loaning us his collection of photographs of Montevallo Mayors to use for a digital preservation project, vice-president Clay Nordan recreated an advertisement often used by the Montevallo Coal Mining Co. in the 1930's and had it made into a banner for display at the museum. Mr. Emfinger was also presented with a new set of the photographs, framed and printed on archival paper, to replace his deteriorating originals. (L-R) Melinda NIx, Bill Glosson, Mae Glosson, Janice Seaman, Jim Day, Anne Thomas, Debbie Pendleton, Rosa Emfinger, Henry Emfinger, Clay Nordan.
Lamar and Me, a small volume of remembrances about growing up in Montevallo was published by native son Robert David Ward in 1983. It went out of print shortly after its initial publication. The Montevallo Historical Society is pleased to bring this entertaining collection back to life as a digital pdf file that can be read online or downloaded for free.
Mike “Doc” Mahan
June 29, 1934 – July 24, 2018
Recently Added: A Recording of Doc’s Funeral Service
The Montevallo Historical Society and Montevallo Main Street have partnered to create the #ThrowbackThursday on Montevallo's Main Street series. Weekly offerings from MHS vice-president and newsletter editor, Clay Nordan, bring back memories of businesses that thrived and the colorful people who worked on Main Street in times gone by. Click on the photo above to visit an online collection of "Throwbacks" that have been done so far.