Tom Mayfield shares stories from Columbus’ past

Tom Mayfield

Tom Mayfield

Tom Mayfield spoke yesterday about various events and stories from Columbus’ rich past to an audience of almost 40 locals at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.

The stories, including the history of the Gilmer Hotel, the Dodson brothers from the 1936 Stephen D. Lee High School national championship football team, and the Gene Tate murder, are all from his newest book Whispers from Columbus Past: Stories from the Past that you Should Know.

Local historian Carolyn Burns Kaye also shared the history

Carolyn Burns Kaye

Carolyn Burns Kaye

of Major Thomas Garton Blewett (1798-1871) of the Stephen D. Lee House.  Kaye wrote a section on Blewett in Mayfield’s book.

Mayfield’s other books include The Life and Times of Tom Locke, The Sykes Homes of Columbus and Aberdeen, and Voices from the Prairie: Stories of Life on the Prairie.  

If you would like to order a copy of any of Mayfield’s books contact the Campbell Publishing Company at 336-703-9426 or email

Published in: on January 29, 2013 at 9:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

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