The Clay We Were historical banners
"The Clay We Were - Historic Banners of Manchester" project is nearly complete! The Clay Historical Society hopes the banners will be seen as a positive addition to downtown - enjoyed by our people, as well as, visitors.
Six banners around Manchester include historic photos of iconic businesses or locations - Lucas and Webb Hotels, Black Brothers Bus Station, Dr. Porter's Drug Store, Langdon Building, and Goose Creek. Scan the QR code on any banner (bottom right corner) for a brief history, directions to banners (GPS, etc.), resources, etc.
The following is a statement from the society: Thanks to the owners/businesses - First National Bank of Manchester, D & J Pawn Shop, Clay County Public Library, Barbara White Colter, and the Park Valley Group - for generously allowing the use of their buildings. And, thanks to everyone who has shown their support as we continue to promote "The Clay We Were" theme...
Our deep appreciation to the City of Manchester, Mayor James Ed Garrison and the City Council, and Pam Mathis for including us in their grant funded through CEDIK with additional funding from the Manchester Tourism Commission. And, thanks to the Manchester Enterprise for the newspaper coverage!
Shown here is Kim Perry placing the Black Brothers banner at the location where the bus station once was in downtown Manchester.