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Picture taken at Bethel in 1949, the girl's name is unknown.  Photograph courtesy of the Maury County Archives.

Picture taken of Helen Walters Taylor at Parham School located in Williamson County on Leipers Creek Road in 1949.   Mrs. Taylor taught at Parham School before her marriage to W.T. Taylor when she began teaching in Bethel. Photograph courtesy of Maury County Archives; picture description courtesy of her daughter, Tandie Taylor Fox.

Currently, this local history project is on hold.  I hope to one day get back to recording stories again.  Hearing memories and stories of our local history is something I really truly enjoyed.  Thank you.

  • If you would like to share your own personal story or share the historical experiences on behalf of another person please fill out the contact form below.
  • Historical experiences for this project should be based in or around the Fly, Kinderhook, Water Valley, Hilltown, Goshen, Bethel, and Santa Fe communities.
  • Thank you to Nett and her staff, interviews will be held at Nett’s Country Store.
  • Bring with you any old photos to scan and share your story which will be posted on this site.
  • All participants will be videotaped and audio recorded for archival purposes, and to ensure complete accuracy of the story.
  • A release form will need to be signed in order to participate.
  • Lastly, thank you for participating in this project!  With your help we will be able to preserve the rich history of our area!

If you are interested in volunteering your time

  • Volunteers will be needed to help with conducting interviews, scanning pictures as well as documenting about each picture, transcribing and/or summarizing the audiotapes, photography, and any follow-up associated with this project.
  • Please fill out the contact form below if you are interested in volunteering with this project.

6 Responses to “Participate!”

  1. Tandie Taylor Fox

    The photo on the Participate page that is listed as unknown girl is my Mother Helen Walters Taylor . I believe this particular photo was taken further up the road from Bethel at the Parham School where she taught. She also taught at Bethel before her marriage to my Father W. T. Taylor.

    • flybackinhistory

      Hi Tandie,
      Thank you so much for your message! If its okay with you I will update the photo with your message. Its a fantastic picture, and I am so glad you contacted me! Thank you so much.
      I will let Maury County Archives know, who gave me this picture, so that they have your mother’s name to go along with the photo as well.
      Thank you again! I really appreciate it!

  2. Tandie Taylor Fox

    I was surprised to find her picture . She taught at Parham School and then taught at Bethel. I think some of the Bethel photos were some that my Mom took. I don’t remember giving them to the Maury County Archives but I’m sure I’ve shared some of them with some of her students and they may have shared them with the archives. Marion Sewell was one of her students and I think I may have given him copies .

  3. flybackinhistory

    All those pictures the archives gave me are fabulous! It’s pretty awesome that your mom took those pictures. I’m thankful! Its nice to be able to share those with the community. I still have so many things I need to research on our area. I don’t know very much about Parham School unfortunately. Its very cute, and looks like it been taken good care of over the years. How long did your mother teach in Bethel and Parham?

  4. Tandie Taylor Fox

    Not very long. My Dad was drafted into the service and she left teaching to be with him.


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