Jan. 13: Auburn mapmakers discuss Native American landowners at Lee County Historical Society meeting

Auburn mapmakers David M. Hall and H. Ray Black and their historic Lee County map are the focus of the Lee County Historical Society's quarterly meeting at 3:30 p.m. EST Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Trade Center Museum at Pioneer Park in Loachapoka, AL. They will discuss the research and artistic aspects of creating their map, which includes the names of the original Native American landowners. The public is invited and there is no fee.

The map is considered an art form, since it is done in calligraphy. It is a certified limited edition, copyrighted July 4, 1976, and is accompanied by a booklet written by Hall and Black, “Lee County: How it all Began.” Signed, numbered copies will be available for purchase for $125, with $25 of the proceeds benefiting the Lee County Historical Society.

The Lee County Historical Society is a non-profit organization established in 1968 to promote the history of the county. Membership is open to all interested parties. For more information, visit leecountyhistoricalsociety.org or call president Jeannette Frandsen at 334-742-7877.