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Borden to share memories of ‘Dog-Town’

The Gloucester Genealogical Society of Virginia will meet at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 22, in the community room of Gloucester Library, Main Street Center. The meeting is free and open to the public.

The program will feature the well-known Wicomico-area native Ben E. Borden Jr., as he describes his memories of growing up in the 1930s and ’40s in the community affectionately known locally as “Dog-Town.”

Borden will have a lot to draw from including his school years, his early trucking business, later, his successful insurance agency and today as the owner/operator of Borden’s Saw Mill, established in 1935.

“I know we’ll all enjoy his presentation as we take a look back in time,” GGSV president Hamilton Williams said. “We’ll also have a report from GGSV member Alice Smith concerning her ongoing project on behalf of the GGSV to scan and transcribe the existing Gloucester County court records from 1822 to 1870. Her plan is to have these important documents indexed and readily acces...

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