Donation gives Archives a good piece of history

Places like the Franklin County Archives exist to showcase the history of the county.

With many historical photographs and documents, the Archives chronicles the evolution of the county from its humble beginnings nearly 200 years ago to the vibrant area it has become.

Part of that history is the story of the people who live in Franklin County.

One of those people is Sgt. Paul Lawler who served during the Korean War. His wife, Fay, donated four of the medals he earned — Purple Heart, Distinguished Service Medal, National Defense Medal and a medal signifying his service in the Korean War — while fighting for his country.

This generous donation will help keep Lawler’s memory alive and will help teach future generations about the character of the people who helped make Franklin County such a great place to live.