Local Historian Jim Douthat To Speak At Signal Mountain Genealogical Society Meeting Oct.1

Monday, September 9, 2019

The Signal Mountain Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Walden Town Hall, 1836 Taft Highway.

Refreshments will be served, followed by a brief business meeting and program.

The speaker for the day is Jim Douthat, member of the Society and noted local historian.   He will be presenting a program entitled, "The Beginnings of Signal Mountain." 

As always visitors are welcome.


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