Local historic landmark could soon receive national recognition

ASHFORD, Ala. (WDHN) — A historic landmark in Ashford could soon become a national historic place.

Board members of the Dupree school in Ashford had a special hearing with the Alabama Historical Commission.

The hearing was to approve the Dupree school nomination that’s being sent to the National Park Service in Washington D.C.

The Dupree school has been around for over 120 years — a school that educated generations of sharecroppers’ children.

The old treasure is being brought back to life as the first phase of renovations has just been completed.

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