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Trinity High School was founded in 1865 to educate the newly freed slaves after the end of the Civil War. The school was closed in 1970 during integration.
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Trinity High School was founded in 1865 to educate the newly freed slaves after the end of the Civil War. The school was closed in 1970 during integration.

Limestone calendar full of history

By Holly Hollman
hhollman@decaturdaily.com ∑ 340-2445

ATHENS — Itís almost 2007.

What if you could flip to January and read about the five courthouses that have graced downtown Athens?

Then when February rolls around, you could flip to a 1939 photo of Market Street and see folks shopping at New Way Grocery.

If you hurry, you can see these and other tidbits of Limestone County history each month by buying a 2007 Historic Calendar from the Friends of the Limestone County Archives.

Special collections curator Betty Taylor compiled the history and photos for the calendar.

Archivist Philip Reyer said most people buy the calendars to save as historic souvenirs.

He has about 100 calendars left from the 500 the group ordered.

Calendars are $12 and are available at the archives on Washington Street.

ďA lot of people bought them as Christmas presents,Ē he said.

The money raised helps the archives buy resources for the public to use to search family and town histories.

For example, you can learn about Hiram McSherry, featured in August in the calendar, who helped establish free mail delivery and rural routes in the county.

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