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Albany's history on display at Thronateeska

May 18, 2006

Albany -- A part of Albany's industrial history is on display at Thronateeska Heritage Center. The Lilliston Corporation was founded in Albany back in 1948.

The company developed various farm machinery, including the first peanut combine that separated peanuts from the vines. The innovation changed peanut harvesting forever by saving time and labor costs for farmers.

"Lilliston was a very important part of Albany and Dougherty County and Southwest Georgia's history as far as industry and bringing innovation into our community," said Tommy Gregors.

"I had 50 years at Lilliston. I had a great experience," said John Phillips Jr.

You can also see a stationary peanut picker used back in the 1940s. The exhibit will be on display until November.

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