The Troup County Archives has recently added thousands of pictures to its website with photos to include historic cotton mills, parades in downtown LaGrange, West Point and Hogansville, excavation for West Point Dam, family portraits, college and high school football scenes and much more.
“We are extremely pleased to be able to offer people an opportunity to view our photographs from the comfort of their home, their schools, or wherever their laptop or smart phone happens to be,” said Kaye Minchew, executive director of the Troup County Archives and Legacy Museum on Main. “The photographs convey details about life in earlier days that no amount of description can provide.”
A grant from the WestPoint Fund of the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley helped make the addition to the Archives’ website possible.
The 20,000 images are available for browsing and copies can be ordered online or at the museum. In celebration of having the pictures available online, the Archives is having a sale on photos with any 5 x 7 or 8 x 10 reproductions- either photographic or digital- ordered between March 4 and March 18 on sale for $7 each, rather than the usual $10.
To view photos, go to the Troup County Archives website at www.trouparchives.org and click on the “view our vast photograph collection” button, located just below the photo of the East Depot High School band.
“We also hope area residents will continue to share their historic photographs with the Archives,” said Minchew.