Following are just a few shots taken by the "Magical History Tour" staff during Saturday's road-trip. Though we didn't get an absolute head-count, there were between 50 and 60 people who attended the event and 24 vehicles snaked through the backroads of old Mount Olive! We had a good crowd out early for the short walking tour back to the double-chimney which once stood in the town's hotel and to another foundation we think might have been one of the schools or academies. The tour began with Terry Smith, new owner of the old Mount Olive Schoolhouse, who informed everyone of the excellent plans he has for the historic building before participants departed for the rest of the road-trip. Mrs. Carol (Jeffery) Cooper thrilled us all with a history of her family and a tour of the Augustus Curren Jeffery home before the tour continued to the Old Jeffery Cemetery and the Jehoiada Jeffey homeplace. From there, everyone returned to the Schoolhouse for excellent musical entertainment from Bo & Mary of the duo, Jubal, while eating desserts bought during the pie-auction.
Because of your generous participation, Exploring Izard County will be presenting a check to the Melbourne Museum in the amount of $500!
Thank you all so very much!
NOTE - We will be working on our Webshots Album as well as a video over the next few days and will post them both to the site when they are completed. You'll not want to miss them as we will be including many photos from participants and quite a lot of video!