Saturday, September 7, 2013

Toma-Talk, LTHS, and Accessions



  • In October 1950 a class of 21 students at Lawrenceville High School began the first Toma-Talk.  The 4-page journal covered the news and happening of the student body.  Being printed at the Suttle Equipment Company, the newly formed paper included ads, cartoons, and news articles.  The staff sponsored a contest for the name of the new coming newspaper, Tom Lowery's choice of name was picked over all other entries.  The first paper sold for ten cents.  The first advisor was Miss Virginia Hanna. Beth Glebe and Dave Luders were the original co-editors.


  • (The Museum has a collection of Toma-Talks published in the 70's and 80's but would welcome additional issues.) 


  • Deke Wagonseller has been credited with creating the Oil Belt Railroad map. He  lived a mile north of the 4H center on the northeast side of that intersection and worked for H.H. Browns Oil field contractor in Bridgeport. Thanks to Cal S. for this information. 
  • Thanks to J R Smith of Alabama for sending a box of memorabilia from when his parents lived in Lawrenceville.  His father John O Smith was the Sec'y of the School board and the Mayor of Lawrenceville in the early 1900's.  Also thanks to A Dale and  G & D Moore for school and church items.  We appreciate all items donated to our collections.  Help us preserve Lawrence County History.

  • The Historical Society will be selling our newest book at the Fall Festival...Lawrence Lore Volume 1.  If you can help at the booth, please contact a member.   Be sure and look for us on the Courthouse Lawn by the Veterans Memorial.  Stop by and purchase a book, pay your membership dues, or just talk History.