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

World War I Memorial Amphitheater

 
 
World War I Memorial Amphitheater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 27, 2020
1. World War I Memorial Amphitheater Marker
Inscription.  This amphitheater memorializes the supreme sacrifice made by six former students of this institution during World War I. It also honors all 288 students who volunteered to serve in that war. The initial proposal for this amphitheater was made in 1919. Construction began on December 18, 1933, as a project of the U.S. Civil Works Administration. It was dedicated May 24, 1934, during the annual commencement, and was presented to Florence State Teachers College by the alumni association.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
 
Location. 34° 48.483′ N, 87° 40.784′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Memorial can be reached from Shelby Way. Marker located on University of North Alabama campus. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War I Memorial Trees (here, next to this marker); 1st Lt. Chadwick McFall Barber (a few steps from this marker); Florence State Teachers College Heroes of World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); T.S. Stribling 1903
World War I Memorial Amphitheater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 27, 2020
2. World War I Memorial Amphitheater Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); T.S. Stribling Literary Landmark (within shouting distance of this marker); A More Inclusive Era (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Locust Dell Academy (about 400 feet away); George H. Carroll Lion Habitat (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
World War I Memorial Amphitheater, University of North Alabama image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 27, 2020
3. World War I Memorial Amphitheater, University of North Alabama
World War I Memorial Amphitheater Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 27, 2020
4. World War I Memorial Amphitheater Dedication Plaque
The original plaque reads: "Dedicated as a memorial to the valor and patriotism of the men of this college who served in the World War. Made possible by the vision of Mrs. Susan Jones Price and the generosity of the alumni, 1934."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 29, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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