Book Talk: Auburn: A History in Street Names
The public is invited to a book talk by Sam Hendrix, author of Auburn: A History in Street Names, on Thursday, December 2 at 4 PM at Pebble Hill.
As its title suggests, the stories within Auburn: A History in Street Names relate to the origins of street names. But this volume covers much more than that. It tells the stories of the Loveliest Village of the Plain and its people, street by street, over nearly two centuries.
Sam Hendrix, native of Arab, Alabama, earned a BA from the University of North Alabama and an M.Ed. from Auburn University. He spent most of his career with Auburn University as a public relations and development professional. He authored a history of the Auburn Church of Christ and a biography of founding Veterinary Medicine Dean Dr. Charles Allen Cary before publishing Auburn: A History in Street Names. He and his wife, Mary Ellen, live in Auburn.
Proceeds from book sales will fund an endowment at Auburn University to provide academic camp scholarships for Auburn Youth Programs. The ‘camperships,’ which cover costs of registration, on-campus lodging and meals, provide the opportunity for local youth to attend week-long academic summer camps at Auburn University.
The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben Street, Auburn. For more information on this or other programs, call 334-844-4903 or visit www.auburn.edu/cah.
Last Updated: November 22, 2021