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At Last, History Gets Its Mark

Two dedications took place in downtown South Boston Sunday afternoon when the Berryman Green Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution rededicated the Retreat to the Dan Wayside and presented the NSDAR Commemorative Marker to town officials officially recognizing the memorial as an official historic site of the DAR.

The second dedication took place on the banks of the Dan River when the Halifax County Historical Society dedicated its Crossing of the Dan outdoors exhibit that tells the story of the crossing with five panels, an obelisk honoring those who fought for freedom, and a small scale ferry boat.

Charles Cranfield, superintendent of Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, was the guest speaker for that dedication service.

Those instrumental in the completion of the outside exhibit located on the banks of the Dan River are Joseph Hines, designer of Project Arts & Designs; B & B Consultants; South Boston Marble & Granite Memorials, Inc.; Lewis Metal Works, Inc.; Reaves Lawn & Garden Center; Town of South Boston; Jim Luedtke; Gene Haugh; and Industrial Development Authorities of South Boston and Halifax County.

The historical society completed its indoor exhibit two years ago. That exhibit is housed on the third floor of The Prizery and is open to the public Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday by appointment.