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Stephen Marsh Straight, One of the Society’s Earliest Members, Passes Away

The Society’s oldest living member, Stephen Marsh Straight, passed away on January 28, 2015, in Deland, Florida. He was 97. Mr. Straight was born in Connecticut, in 1918, the oldest son of Frank B. Straight, a farmer, and Annabelle Marsh Straight … Continue reading

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Longterm Society Member Dr. Hubert G.H. Wilhelm Passes Away

Dr. Hubert G.H. Wilhelm earned his Ph.D., which focused on German settlement in Texas Hill Country, from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, under renowned cultural geographer, Dr. Fred B. Kniffen. Dr. Wilhelm joined the Department of Geography at Ohio … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace, Chris Mayda. You accomplished so much in your time with us.

Dr. Chris Mayda, Professor of Geography in the Department of Geography and Geology at Eastern Michigan University, passed away in March 2016 after a long battle with cancer. The Society was fortunate to have had Chris as a member, a … Continue reading

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Former Editor of PAST, Martin “Marty” C. Perkins, Dies

Martin “Marty” Charles Perkins, a lifelong resident of Mukwonago, Wisconsin, passed away on November 3, 2012, at the age of 61. He was born on January 23, 1951, the cherished son of Robert Charles and Carolyn Virginia Perkins. Marty graduated … Continue reading

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PAS: APAL member Dr. John B. Rehder has passed away

The Society is very sorry to inform you that a long time PAS: APAL member, Dr. John B. Rehder, a cultural geographer at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville,  passed away last night, Tuesday, April 19, 2011.  He was reportedly in … Continue reading

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Artimus Keiffer

October 15, 1952 – February 1, 2011 Artimus Keiffer, Ph.D., the Executive Director of the Pioneer America Society: Association for the Preservation of Artifacts and Landscapes, died Tuesday morning, February 1, 2011, at his home in Stuart, Florida, after a … Continue reading

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A fun-loving spirit

One example of Artimus’s fun-loving spirit is the slideshow he had created to announce the upcoming conference in Stuart, Florida. Check it out here. Keep in mind that the 2011 PAS:APAL Annual Conference will still take place in Stuart, October … Continue reading

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