Word from Beverly Callaway (Fort Davis Historical Society Member): "We had a few old power poles on our property that I thought would work for what we needed to do with the signal pole and our friend David Beezley, who has a sawmill, said he’d cut it for us."
Many thanks to all who contribute to this project. I'll get pictures up here when the pole goes up. Thanks everyone, Debbie.
We are glad to present the following pictures of progress being made today at the time of this post. Inch by inch and step by step, the depot restoration is becoming a reality.
Many thanks to the Davis families for organizing and promoting a Turkey Hunt Raffle with the winner to have a three day hunt on the 5D Cattle Company - 500 acre ranch. Twenty-one tickets were sold for $25 each for a $525 profit for the depot restoration project. The drawing was held on March 6 and the Congratulations goes to Daniel Rich-the winner!
We are very excited to see progress going on, so these new steps certainly have us stepping high with pride :)
“On Saturday, November 7th, the FDAHS held a dedication ceremony for the newly-erected historical marker for the Fort Davis Depot. The Society welcomed approximately 30 members and guests to the event. Guests enjoyed donuts and coffee as they socialized and posed for pictures with the marker. The Society also welcomed special guest Jay Lamar with the Alabama 200 Committee, who was instrumental in procuring the grant for the purchase of the marker. Following a brief presentation, the marker was dedicated to the citizens of Fort Davis and South Macon County.”
Some pictures show the concrete footings that were poured recently.
More work is in progress as we see Tom Hinkle on the tractor smoothing out the area around the depot after proper drainage work has been done. Also, a post has been erected in preparation of our historical marker sign to be dedicated next month. The sign is beautiful and I will post a picture of it at that time.
The dove shoot was a huge success! Around $2,000 was raised for the Depot
I'm happy to report that work is progressing on the depot today. Bruce, our contractor, has cleaned out the old deck materials and constructed the forms for the concrete footings under the building. He is also working on our drainage problem around the depot so water will flow out from under the structure to the drainage ditch. This has been a problem for a very long time. Thanks to Mary Davis for the photos and it looks like Tommy Davis is helping out with his tractor. This is very exciting for all of us who have worked for a few years to raise funds and finally see some progress. Please continue to support us. There are many ways to do so. Please see our "Donate" page for more information. Stay tuned for further progress.
OK, all you dove hunters, please come out and support and great cause. Click on the flyer for more information about this dove hunt on Oct. 18, 2020. We would appreciate your support!