Thomas Gallagher and his brother George established a general store at this location in 1844, enlarging the building in 1875, now the oldest, continuously operating commercial building in town. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was commissioned …
A natural aviator, Goodlin learned to fly at the New Alexandria Airport. In W.W.II Goodlin joined the Royal Canadian Air Force where he earned his wings, then flew for the U.S. Navy. In 1944, he became a test pilot for Bell Aircraft and made 26 fl…
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