Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mark Pace to Speak at Dalton State College for WMHS

Dalton, GA –- At 94, Mark Pace doesn't show any signs of slowing down. The long-time editor of Dalton, Georgia's Daily Citizen newspaper retired in 1982 and joined North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation, where he continues today in the Marketing and Communications Department. Pace headed Dalton's newsroom during the major events of the 20th century, including the Vietnam War and the Kennedy assassination. He saw Dalton's textile industry grow from its cottage-chenille-bedspread roots into a multi-billion-dollar tufted-carpet industry as Dalton became "The Carpet Capital of the World." Mark Pace will be the speaker for the March meeting of the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society, which will be held at the James E. Brown Center of Dalton State College on Tuesday, March 24th, at 7:00 p.m. Pace was a 2007 recipient of Whitfield-Murray Historical Society's Preservation Award. He has written one book for NGEMC and is currently working on another one for the corporation's 2011 Diamond Anniversary. At 94, Pace still writes a weekly personal column for The Daily Citizen. He has been a correspondent for several major newspapers, including the Chattanooga Times and Free Press. The public is invited to attend the lecture, free of charge. You can visit Whitfield-Murray Historical Society's Facebook Fan page at:


Mark Pace (speaker)
Whitfield-Murray Historical Society
Meeting: Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
James E. Brown Center, Dalton State College
650 College Drive
Dalton, GA 30720

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