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Danville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Centennial Celebration of the Danville Tobacco Association

1869 - 1969

 

— September 20-27, 1969 —

 
Centennial Celebration of the Danville Tobacco Association Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2021
1. Centennial Celebration of the Danville Tobacco Association Marker
Inscription.  This bell was rung to summon the tobacco growers, company buyers and the warehousemen for the start of a tobacco auction sale. Prior to this time, a bugle announced the sale. The last location of this bell was in Central Warehouse on Union Street in the center of Danville.
 
Erected 1969 by Dr. & Mrs. L.O. Crumpler.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureCommunicationsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells 🔔 series list.
 
Location. 36° 35.381′ N, 79° 23.645′ W. Marker is in Danville, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Memorial Street (Virginia Route 413) and North Union Street, on the right when traveling south on Memorial Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 235 N Union St, Danville VA 24541, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Trough (here, next to this marker); First State Bank (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Danville's Streetcars (about 600 feet away); Home of Dan River Fabrics
The bell display image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2021
2. The bell display
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(about 700 feet away); High Street Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Wreck of Old 97 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Danville System (approx. ¼ mile away); Bloody Monday (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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