UNC-TV Executive Director Scott Davis (left) and UNC-TV Executive Producer Brenda Hughes (center) pause with Robin S. Lattimore, president of the Rutherford County Historical Society, at the premiere of the “Gold Fever” documentary on Sept. 29. (photo submitted)

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Polk County Historical Association Jan. 8 program

Published 9:57am Friday, January 4, 2013

Showing of “Gold Fever and the Bechtler Mint”

On Tuesday, Jan. 8, the Polk County Historical Association Program will feature Robin Lattimore, president of the Rutherford County Historical Society. The program will start at 2:30 p.m. at the Polk County Historical Museum in Columbus.

UNC-TV produced a documentary called “Gold Fever and the Bechtler Mint,” which showed on public television in October. Lattimore served as the chief historian for the production as well as commentator and as a re-enactor for the film.

The 25-minute film will be shown and Lattimore will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the documentary, which was filmed entirely in North Carolina with principal photography occurring in Rutherford and Polk Counties.

There will be copies of the DVD of the documentary for sale at the museum. Everyone is welcome.

- article submitted

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