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Best of Dawson: Gordon Pirkle recognized by DCN for love, volunteerism and leadership
Gordon Pirkle stands at the entrance of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame in Dawsonville. In 2002, Pirkle helped make sure it was brought to Dawsonville to enshrine the town's rich professional racing history for future generations. Photo by Paige Sweany of Sole Photography.
Throughout his life, Dawsonville legend Gordon Pirkle has spent time doing a lot of things. Running a gas station meant for bootlegging, running the famous Dawsonville Pool Room, raising a family, volunteering his time with the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame and dozens of other causes, Pirkle did all that and more. Friends and family say that through it all, Pirkle’s heart for the people and the place he loves shines brightly for everyone to see.