Rise and Fall of Dodgertown topic at Genealogical Society meeting

VERO BEACH — Local history buffs, amateur genealogists and book lovers are in for a real treat at the Indian River Genealogical Society’s May 11 general meeting.  The public is invited to hear Rody Johnson, who grew up in Vero Beach, discuss two books of local interest: The Rise and Fall of Dodgertown, 60 Years of Baseball in Vero Beach (2008) and Different Battles, The Search for a World War II Hero (1999).  In addition, Mr. Johnson will describe research for In Their Footsteps (2005), which chronicles his family’s roots in the Shenandoah Valley of West Virginia.

Mr. Johnson holds electrical engineering and MBA degrees from the University of Virginia.  He spent most of his professional career in the electronic systems business. Later he became the publisher of a weekly newspaper in Florida.  Mr. Johnson and his wife live in Vero Beach and Lewisburg, West Virginia.

The IRGS will meet Tuesday, May 11 at 9:30 am in the large first floor conference room of the Indian River County Main Library, 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach.  There will be a brief business session followed by refreshments.  The program will begin about 10:45 am..

Information:  call (772) 321-2692 or visit www.irgs.org.

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