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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Former Hanging Rock superintendent gives back to park through taxidermy

LAWSONVILLE (By Lisa O'Donnell, Winston-Salem Journal) - Friends tell Tommy Wagoner that they think of him whenever they see roadkill.

Most folks in Stokes County know Wagoner as the former superintendent of Hanging Rock State Park, a position he retired from in 2003 after 31 years in the state's park system.

In his post-park career, Wagoner is distinguishing himself as a skilled taxidermist, turning roadkill and other carcasses into exhibits that are being used in parks around the state.

"It's an enjoyable hobby and I like being able to help the park system," said Wagoner, 62. "I've still got some park in me."


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