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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Thomas Sigismund Stribling

City of Florence Walk of Honor

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, July 13, 2009
1. Thomas Sigismund Stribling Marker
Inscription.
In 1934, T.S. Stribling won the Pulitzer Prize for The Store, part of a trilogy set in Florence. His story "Birthright" was produced in Hollywood as a silent movie and, later, with sound.
 
Erected 2007 by City of Florence.
 
Location. 34° 48.395′ N, 87° 37.884′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from Hightower Place south of Veterans Drive (Alabama Route 133), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located in River Heritage Park. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Christopher Handy (here, next to this marker); William D. "Buddy" Killen (here, next to this marker); Edward Asbury O'Neal, III (here, next to this marker); Maj. Gen. George W. Goethals (here, next to this marker); Caroline Lee Hentz (here, next to this marker); Justice John A. McKinley (here, next to this marker); Dr. Ethelbert Brinkley Norton (here, next to this marker); Harlon Hill (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
 
Also see . . .  Thomas Sigismund Stribling - Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 25, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Thomas Sigismund Stribling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 20, 2010
2. Thomas Sigismund Stribling Marker
T.S. Stribling (1981-1966) was a 1903 graduate of the State Normal School, now the University of North Alabama. One of America's best selling authors between the World Wars, Stribling lived for a number of years in Florence. The setting for his southern trilogy; The Forge(1931) the Store (1932), and Unfinished Cathedral (1934). The author Numerous Science Fiction and detective stories. He made significant contributions to those genres. He is best remembered, however, as a novelist Stribling's realistic treatment of life in the south places him in the vanguard of the souther literary renaissance. He received the 1933 pulitzer prize for his novel, The Store. presented 2003 by the UNA National Alumni Association March 9, 2003

 
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Thomas Sigismund Stribling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 20, 2010
3. Thomas Sigismund Stribling Marker
Friends of Libaries U.S.A. Literary landmarks Register University of North Alabama In tribute to the life and writings of T.S. Stribling 1881-1965 Graduate of State Normal College at Florence (1903) Pulitzer Prize winner (1933) for The Store This site is designated a Literary Landmark Stribling writings, Research Materials and Memorabilia Located in Collier Library Archives and Special Collections. Univeristy of North Alabama November 16, 2006
Walk of Honor River Heritage Park image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 22, 2010
4. Walk of Honor River Heritage Park
 
 
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