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Hoover's History

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Posted by: Arnold Singer on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 12:00:00 am

Learning history can generate emotions ranging from horror to laughter. Hoover’s history tends to generate smiles and wonder.

Tom Bailey, Chair of the Hoover Historical Society archives committee, is a retired Managing Editor of the Birmingham News and a book publisher. Tom has researched and generated 50 Fun Facts about Hoover. The 2,542 words can be found on a 20” x 30” poster display that was created for Hoover’s 50th anniversary celebration.

Debbie Burtnett, Editor of our newsletter and Facebook page Administrator, recognized that Hoover certainly has more than 50 Fun Facts as her postings reflect. Check out our Facebook page several times a month for Fun Facts about Hoover. Our newsletters are posted on our website: hooverhistoricalsociety.org.

Most people do not realize that the Hoover Historical Society owns a log cabin built in the early 1840s by the Stinson family. It was disassembled in Shelby County and moved to Hoover in 1997. Last school year, almost 600 people, mostly elementary school students, visited the Folklore Center that features the Stinson Ole Place. If you are interested in a tour of the Folklore Center please e-mail me at arnoldasinger@gmail.com. When I receive enough responses, I will contact everyone to schedule one or two tours.

The HHS is celebrating Hoover's 50th anniversary with speakers who are active in making Hoover a safe and vibrant city. Chief Nick Derzis (above, right) is our guest speaker on November 21st at the Hoover Public Library. Refreshments served at 1 PM with the program at 1:30 PM. Please join us.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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