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A look back at Latham

Father, daughter hope to tell story of area prior to 1970

There are some of the materials Aimee Richardson, building director at Sheehy Manor, and her father, Bill Luther, have compiled to tell a story of what Latham was like prior to the 1970s

There are some of the materials Aimee Richardson, building director at Sheehy Manor, and her father, Bill Luther, have compiled to tell a story of what Latham was like prior to the 1970s

There is a committee that will be getting together to decide what exactly to do with the materials that have been collected. Luther said they may compile everything together and try to write a book about what they have found. Richardson said there might even be a chance that a video is created, but the end product has yet to be decided

“We definitely want to put it in a format for everyone to enjoy,” she said. “Whether it is a book or a video is up in the air. I have a feeling there will be a lot of interest, though.”

Luther admitted that the task might be an ambitious one but he said he is excited to go through the process. He said he had worked with the town historian a bit but said that he hopes he can find information on his own that he could lend to the historian.

Still, Luther said he wanted to put everything together before the opportunity faded away as many seniors are getting older. After the “Remembering Wolf Road” book was released by Richard Nary, director of the town’s library, and Peter Platt, Luther said he found the motivation to organize a committee to put together a history of Latham. So, any help that can be provided to the committee’s cause would be much appreciated.

“Right now, it’s just the beginning,” Luther said. “We’re really enthusiastic and hope we’ll be able to accomplish this. If we accomplish 50 percent of what we set out to do, we’ll be happy.”

If you would like to get in touch with the committee you can contact Luther at 433-5839 or rluther@capitalbank.com

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