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Society For the Preservation of George D Hay Legacy

About Us
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Every thing about George D. Hay was very positive. He saw what many did not, he saw the potential of everything he had a part in and with this his legacy is part of our heritage.  Without Mr. Hay we would not have a Grand Ole Opry or the music that has been shared by millions of people around the world.

Our Mission:

Our Society is here to share with all of you the beginning of a dream and a reality and the reason we need to preserve it.  About informing and education of the place of the origin of the inspiration of the Grand Ole Opry.

We believe everyone deserves to know about our heritage, and make your visit one you will always remember.

Our History

Our society is new, we have just formed it in January 2007, even though the reason for it is not new.  The history of the reason for George D. Hay began several years ago, he was a person who got things done and accomplished what he set out to do. The inspiration for the world famous Grand Ole Opry came in 1919, as a reporter coming to a small Ozark town of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas and there finding his inspiration for what a few years later to become an internationally known icon

Cabin in Thayer, Mo
Where Mr. Hay attended the hoedown

Depot at Mammoth Spring State Park
Mr. Hay's arrival point in 1919

The Nettleton Hotel at Mammoth Spring Ark
Place where Mr. stayed on his trip to the Ozarks in 1919

News Papers: West Plains Daily Quill, Area Wide Media of Salem, Arkansas, Hill N Holler of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas 
Radio:  West Plains, KKDY, KWPM, KHOM, KSPQ, Thayer, KALM-KAMS; Willow Springs, KUKU; Houston, KUNQ