“Native Decatur” author to speak at DeKalb History Center’s Lunch & Learn

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The DeKalb History Center’s September Lunch & Learn will be presented by author Mark Pifer on Sept. 18, noon to 1 p.m., on the second floor of the Historic DeKalb Courthouse, 101 E. Court Square, Decatur. Bring your lunch and hear Pifer’s talk about his new book, “Native Decatur,” which explores the deeper history of this area. The Lunch & Learn is free and open to the public.

Pifer’s story begins over a billion years ago with the creation of the current landscape and explains each era of natural and cultural history as a saga of evolution, tragedy, violence, wonder and hope that led to the settlement of the city. Unlike other history books that tell the story of a town beginning with its founding, “Native Decatur” tells the story of how the place came to be. Current points of interest and remnants of the past are identified and explained so that you can visit and appreciate their history today.

Pifer has a ad a successful career as a published writer and researcher in various work environments including psychology, non-profits, documentary film and business strategy. He is now focusing that experience into a writing career focusing on Southern history. “Native Decatur” is Pifer’s first published book.  

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One comment

  • Mark Pifer

    November 27, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    This was the greatest history discussion I ever heard and the speaker was extremely charismatic and handsome.


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