Where History & GIS combine: Oakwood Cemetery Project
Looking for outdoor tech savvy project? How about field surveying historic old Oakwood Cemetery using your smart phone camera, a geolocation app and base map to refine the records of actual grave locations? More challenging than it sounds with gps off by 10-35 feet, have to drop a pin on a plot where 3 others may reside, may have to do a rubbing to read the weathered headstone, may have to figure out who is where…. a weird kind of fun though. If you like puzzles, check out the base map at
https://citymgm.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=c9a3e0b8bc914b8eb9eeb198593b8cf0 and send a reply if you want to be involved.
Looking for TEAM TRAINERS too so get your kids and grandkids involved and help us keep gravesites alive for the next 200 years.
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SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, 2-4 pm and come to the “Relocation Reunion Roundtable” bringing together the engineers, house movers and restorers that saved the 1837 Figh Pickett House from demolition. See and hear original footage, anecdotes by the principals, community members, not just Society members, who witnessed the saga/fun, along with pie, coffee, and tea in Figh Pickett Barnes School House.
If you have any photos from that famous June 30 1996 weekend when the Olympic Torch came through, please share them with us at 512 South Court St. 36104 and we will scan and return them to you.
Call 334-264-8337 & leave a message to reserve a chair. THE LIFT IS WORKING FROM FRONT YARD up TO BIG ROOM!