“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!
Today we launched a T-Shirt campaign fundraiser. The sale goes through Dec. 4th. These should arrive by Christmas so think of those on your list who will enjoy receiving a shirt and while you are at it, buy one for yourself. The Society will receive a portion of each shirt sold and will benefit the restoration of the depot.
Here's the link to purchase your shirts.
The Alabama Historical Commission awarded a grant of $10,250 to Fort Davis Alabama Historical Society. This will go a long way in restoring the depot.
We had a great time at the 1st Annual FDAHS Charity Dove Shoot! Lots of fun, got a few birds, and money raised for a great cause! Thank you to everyone who supported it! $2,000 was made on this dove shoot for the depot restoration project.
Glen Davis hand-delivered the Marker Application for the Fort Davis Alabama Historical Society about 12 pm this afternoon. This will be a 30" by 42" historical marker sign to be placed in front of the Depot.
Below is the wording for the marker.
Debbie Vail is the author of this blog post.