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Friday, March 6, 2015

Follow up on the QSO Today Podcast

In the podcast for QSO Today with Eric Guth I could not remember my "Elmer" Doug Snellgrove of Dothan's call from my Novice days in the late 60s. My Dad worked with Doug at the Post Office and my Dad went to Doug to get me started in ham radio. Doug gave me the Novice test and loaned me a HT-6 transmitter for my Novice station. My novice call was WN4JFW. When Forrest WB4SVX back then and now N4FRQ living in Mobile Alabama, heard the podcast he noted that Doug's call was K4DR. A google search brought up his QSL on a site of antique QSLs. Further searches came up with the info below.  Doug's other hobby was photography. I note there is a Doug Snellgrove Memorial B&W Photography Award given each year at the Dothan Peanut Festival.

Apr. 4, 1919
Geneva County
Alabama, USA
Sep. 7, 1990
Alabama, USA

Married to Cathlene Napier.
Son Stephen Dennis, daughter Jennifer.
Parents Thomas Abraham Snellgrove and Eula Stokes.

Information from the Wiregrass Archives in Dothan: (submited by Rachel Dobson)Joseph Douglas "Doug" Snellgrove was a semi-professional photographer who created a visual record of SE Alabama and SW Georgia in the 1960's through 1980's. He was particularly interested in color photography of flowers and black-and-white photography of rural lifeways. He made many photographs of rural tourist attractions, such as Westville in Georgia and Landmark Park near Dothan. Mr.Snellgrove was a World War II Army veteran, and worked for the US Postal Service from 1958 until his retirement in 1978. Born in Chancellor, Alabama, Snellgrove was a lifelong resident of Dothan, alabama, and a member of the Cloverdale United Methodist Church.
The "D. Snellgrove Collection" of his photographs is in the Wiregrass Archives at Troy University, Dothan Campus.