Collector Featured on Cable TV Show Dies at 91

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia businessman and antiques collector who had been featured on an episode of the cable television series "American Pickers" has died.

Gordon Farmer was 91 when he died Friday. The Augusta Chronicle reports that Farmer had served as a navigator on a B-17 bomber during World War II and graduated from Georgia Tech. He then created the Augusta Concrete Block Company.

Nancy Glaser, executive director of the Augusta Museum of History, says Farmer hated to see things torn down or destroyed. She says he tried to preserve pieces of buildings being torn down and amassed a massive collection of cars and other relics, including a 1928 fire engine and 1875 cotton gin donated to the museum.

He was featured on The History Channel program in 2010 - an episode titled "Gordon's Gold Mine."

 

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