History Talks: Fifty Year Flashbacks

Join local historian and Library staff member, Gavin Schmitt, as he selects topics fifty years ago for some brief history, memory sharing, group discussion, and opinion of the historical event. Enjoy a cup of coffee during discussion! 

  • December:  Sitting where the Piggly Wiggly and surrounding businesses now stand, the Lehrer landfill dominated the southern edge of the city for years. Despite a so-called 'Berlin Wall' separating the dump from houses on 20th Street, there was no stopping the stench and refuse that would blow into residents' yards. This month we look back at the city's garbage problem.