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Conrad to speak on county’s historic sawmills

Staff Writer
The Apalach Times
The Apalach Times

The Carrabelle History Museum will explore the historic sawmills of Franklin County with a free program this Saturday morning, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. until noon at C-Quarters Marina, 501 St. James Ave (Hwy 98).

Gibby Conrad, a lifelong student of Gulf Coast maritime history, pioneer of ecotourism on the Apalachicola estuary, and former museum educator, will share fascinating tales of the most prosperous times in Franklin County, and the lives of the hard-working families who labored in the huge mills.

He has conducted entertaining educational tours on the Apalachicola River and Bay for over 10 years.

Mark Curenton of the Apalachicola Area Historical Society will be joining this program with his display of sawmills of Franklin County, and will participate in the question-and-answer session at the end of the program.

There is no fee for this program; donations are gladly accepted to defray costs. Sponsorships for this series generously provided by C-Quarters Marina, Centennial Bank, and Shaun Donahoe Realty, with funding in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council.

For more information, contact 697-2141 or carrabellehistorymuseum@gmail.com