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Harris, Austin Gerald, 1941-2005

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1941-05-28 - 2005-04-06

Biographical Note

In the spring of 1951 while attending Lucy F. Simms School, Gerald Harris (1941-2005) originated the idea of erecting turkey monuments on the highway approaches to Rockingham County. Harris also submitted a drawing of his proposed turkey monument as part of the Spotswood Garden Club's sponsored contest "How to Beautify Your City."

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

118. Gerald Harris

 Item
Identifier: SC 0313
Scope and Content From the Collection: The Ruth and Lowell Toliver Collection of Newman Family Papers, circa 1875-2005, comprises a manuscript, writings, personal papers, photograph facsimiles, church records, and correspondence related to George A. Newman (1855-1944), his daughter Ruby Newman Temple (1898-1983), his grandson Austin Gerald Harris (1941-2005), and Harrisonburg's Northeast Neighborhood and Newtown.According to Ruth Toliver, George A. Newman's 480-page unpublished manuscript titled "A Miserable...
Dates: circa 1893-circa 2005

Ruth and Lowell Toliver Collection of Newman Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0313
Abstract

The Ruth and Lowell Toliver Collection of Newman Family Papers, circa 1875-2005, comprises a manuscript, writings, personal papers, photograph facsimiles, church records, and correspondence related to George A. Newman (1855-1944), his daughter Ruby Newman Temple (1898-1983), his grandson Austin Gerald Harris (1941-2005), and Harrisonburg's Northeast Neighborhood and Newtown.

Dates: circa 1875-2005