Two receive historic preservation awards in Jamestown

May is National Historic Preservation Month, and the Historic Jamestown Society honors it by presenting awards to contributors to the preservation of Jamestown history.

This year, there was a bumper crop of excellent nominations, each and every one of award-winning stature. It was impossible to select just one, so two were honored and received their awards May 22.

First among honorees was Quentin “Wimpy” Hodgin, who has spent most of the last century in the Oakdale community of Jamestown, where he apparently knew or knew of every person or event that made up the history of that old place. This community of mine and mill workers created much of whatever wealth and fame came from our town’s past, and Wimpy knows all of it.

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(News & Record, 5/27/2016)