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

Florence Wagon Company

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, July 24, 2009
1. Florence Wagon Company Marker
Inscription. Moved here from Atlanta in 1889, this industry made Florence a household word throughout the South. It was the largest wagon factory in the South, reportedly second largest in U.S. with 250 employees and annual production of 12,000 wagons. World War I army wagons were made here and sent all over the U.S. and to France. Increasing use of motorized vehicles caused gradual reduction in activity of factory. The firm was liquidated in 1930's.
 
Erected 1974 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 48.361′ N, 87° 38.665′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of Richards Street and Veterans Drive on Richards Street. Click for map. 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. Maud McKnight Lindsay (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cotton and Textile Mills (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dr. Amit Roy (approx. mile away); Oscar Stanton DePriest (approx. mile away); Charles Caine Anderson (approx. mile away); Rear Adm. John Murray Hood
Florence Wagon image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 18, 2007
2. Florence Wagon
(approx. mile away); Frank Perron Achorn (approx. mile away); Lt. Col. R. Edward Yeilding (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Florence Wagon image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, February 25, 2002
3. Florence Wagon
This wagon is located at Popes Tavern in Florence.
Florence Wagon image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 19, 2007
4. Florence Wagon
Wagons still used today in Parades.
 
 
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