Harris, Austin Gerald, 1941-2005
- Existence: 1941-05-28 - 2005-04-06
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:
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.