Local author Larry Pirkle will be speaking Tuesday at a Dawson County Historical and Genealogical Society meeting.
Pirkle recently published the book "Of the Seeds They've Sown," comprised of stories, anecdotes and commentary gathered during his life in Dawson County.
Pirkle traces his heritage back for at least six generations in the Etowah River area. He declares that the inspiration for many of his stories comes from his grandparents, Stowers and Jamie Wallace, and his mother, Grace Pirkle.
"I have enjoyed writing and drawing since high school days when I was encouraged by my English teacher, Mrs. Lois Mathis," Pirkle said. "I like real life stories better than fiction." His book can be found or ordered on line at most book stores and on Amazon.
Historical society meetings are held on fourth Tuesdays with light refreshments beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m. in the Roy Coleman Meeting Room of the Dawson County Library.
The public is always welcome, and those interested in early county history are invited to attend the June meeting.