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

T.S. Stribling 1903

 
 
T.S. Stribling 1903 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 27, 2020
1. T.S. Stribling 1903 Marker
Inscription.  T.S. Stribling (1881-1965) 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 of 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 Southern literary renaissance. He received the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for his novel, The Store.


 
Erected 2003 by University of North Alabama National Alumni Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 34° 48.485′ N, 87° 40.748′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from Harrison Plaza. Marker located at entrance to
T.S. Stribling 1903 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 27, 2020
2. T.S. Stribling 1903 Marker
Marker is on the right.
Collier Library on the UNA campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Harrison Plaza, 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. T.S. Stribling Literary Landmark (here, next to this marker); Florence State Teachers College Heroes of World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Lt. Chadwick McFall Barber (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Memorial Amphitheater (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Memorial Trees (within shouting distance of this marker); A More Inclusive Era (within shouting distance of this marker); Locust Dell Academy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); George H. Carroll Lion Habitat (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Also see . . .  T.S. Stribling. Biographical sketch in the Encyclopedia of Alabama. (Submitted on September 29, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Thomas Sigismund Stribling image. Click for full size.
T. S. Stribling Collection, University Archives, Collier Library, University of North Alabama
3. Thomas Sigismund Stribling
 
 
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 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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