Armed with a sheet of paper and a memory spanning decades, Angus McLeod treated listeners Thursday to an oral presentation of Richmond Hill’s more recent history, peppered with engaging anecdotes that had the audience of about 40 laughing out loud.
McLeod, a real estate agent with a penchant for local history, was the guest speaker for the Richmond Hill Historical Society meeting at the Richmond Hill Museum.
McLeod has been a Richmond Hill resident since 1984, and has lived in coastal Georgia since the early 1970s. He spoke of a post-Henry Ford Richmond Hill and the people who made it the city it is today – from Frances Meeks’ build up of the local school system in the late 1960s to Charlie Stafford’s establishment of the city’s first day care center and spearheading the community effort to establish Bryan Bank.
“These folks had a vision, and they did a lot to build this town,” McLeod said.
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