John Lynch of the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum in Fayetteville brought western and southern history to life recently as six state regents of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution toured the museum while at the Georgia State Society NSDAR meeting in Peachtree City. Lynch's vast knowledge and love of American history demonstrated the perfect touch of old South, and in particular, Fayette County history. The ladies were astonished to hear of the connection Fayetteville has with Doc Holliday of the OK Corral shootout. In addition, the stories of Margaret Mitchell and her famous heroine, Scarlett O'Hara, had the women envisioning Scarlett as she would have strolled about the house during her time, had she lived.
James Waldrop Chapter DAR members Becky West and Ann Eldredge escorted the ladies as they shared a love of American history, and in particular, their Southern roots. Pictured are (l-r) first row: Becky West, James Waldrop Chapter DAR, Lemira Parks, Missouri State Regent NSDAR, Cristy Trembly, Mexico Regent NSDAR, and Mary Duffe, Oklahoma State Regent NSDAR. Back row: Lillian Stewart, Oregon State Regent NSDAR, Joy Hagg, Texas State Regent, NSDAR, and Susan Harris, Iowa State Regent NSDAR.
The tour was organized by the James Waldrop Chapter DAR which is chartered in Fayetteville.
Photo and story by Ann Eldredge
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