What an exciting day! The signal has been installed!
The depot is also undergoing a new paint job at this time.
A new roof will be next. It's very exciting to see this progress in restoration!
The Fort Davis Alabama Historical Society welcomed fifteen ladies in the Wheels Group today. The Wheels group is a ministry of First Baptist Church, Union Springs, Alabama.
Society member, Frankie Kenney (center), shares the history of the Depot with the group as Glen Davis (right), President, distributes brochures of the Depot to the group.
A group picture taken by Debbie Vail
Here are a few pictures of some recent work done at the Depot. The new signal pole is primed and painted. Once the signal is transferred over, it will be ready to install on the Depot!!
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 :)
Debbie Vail is the author of this blog post.