By Maria Boling
Don L. Shadburn, who has published six books on Georgia’s Cherokee families and heritage, will be speaking at the Pickens County Library on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 2:30.
Shadburn began genealogical research in 1965 and a few years later he broadened his field of research to include an in-depth study of non-Indian pioneers and Cherokee families of mixed blood.
He is the award-winning author of several historical books that have received nationwide acclaim and his feature stories have appeared in several periodicals including The Chronicles of Oklahoma and North Georgia Journal.
In 1973 he wrote a series of historical articles for the Forsyth County News under the title “The Cottonpatch Chronicle.”
Don L. Shadburn collaborated with historian Ted O. Brooke and compiled, edited and published a history of Forsyth County’s Confederate soldiers, widows and pensioners in 1997. This publication was recipient of the History of Cherokee Families in Forsyth County, Ga.
The Feb. 23 program, sponsored by the Marble Valley Historical Society, will last approximately an hour and be filled with fascinating facts regarding the native American Indians and their heritage here in North Georgia. Mr. Shadburn will hear questions from the audience after his discourse.
The Marble Valley Historical Society proudly presents several events during the calendar year and this will be the first of many for the public's enjoyment. At a future date, announced in the spring, the society will again open the Old Jail and surrounding area on Main Street.
Come early to Mr. Shadburn’s 2:30 lecture and enjoy meeting him in person before the program.