Friday, November 18, 2016

Autauga County Heritage Association Photo ID Day at Hancock Bank, Prattville AL

The ACHA is overseeing the preservation of the Daniel Pratt/Continental Gin Company archives.  On Tuesday, December 6 the Heritage  Assn. is having an event at Hancock Bank to encourage long-time local citizens and former gin company employees to come and assist in identifying local people in the hundreds of photos we have collected from the gin company. 

We feel we have a narrow window of opportunity to do this as many of the former employees are no longer with us.  In addition to identifying the photos, we are digitizing, cataloging and preserving the photos.

As Prattville no longer has a viable local newspaper to get the word out,  the attached flyer is meant to share the announcement of this event with friends and neighbors, businesses and local organizations!  One of your friends may have a father or mother that worked at the gin company and the intent is to get as many to this event as are interested in this preservation work and can help in identifying the subjects of these photos.  Please help us spread the word!

Thank you for your assistance,

Ann Boutwell

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