“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Marbury in Autauga County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Alabama Forests

Alabama Forests Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 25, 2022
1. Alabama Forests Marker
Inscription.  By 1900, America's forests were in a depleted state. In the 1920's and 30's, conservationist and lumberman Evan Frank Allison led the movement to revitalize Alabama's forests and wildlife. At one time he and his forester counted less than five deer on 10,000 acres. By developing profitable forest conservation through selective tree cutting and reforestation, Allison restored species of wildlife indigenous to the area, and taught methods for their conservation. Eventually, his 100,000 acres became a preserve for deer, wild turkey, and other game. Allison was inducted into the Alabama Hall of Fame in 1961.

Today our forests are growing more every year as foresters continue to improve forest management so they provide many benefits while maintaining a sound environment.

Photo captions:
Bottom left: Logging was a way of life for the Lee family of Limestone County.
Bottom middle: Evan Frank Allison (at left with cigar) at one of his large animal hunts
Bottom right: Col. Page S. Bunker, Alabama's first State Forester, 1924-1939
[All photos by the Alabama Forestry Commission.]
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Erected by Confederate Memorial Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
Location. 32° 43.197′ N, 86° 28.493′ W. Marker is near Marbury, Alabama, in Autauga County. Marker can be reached from County Road 63, 0.3 miles south of County Road 530, on the right when traveling south. Located within Confederate Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 437 Co Rd 63, Marbury AL 36051, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the E. L. More, Fox Maull, Lizzie Cameron, (within shouting distance of this marker); Mess Hall c. 1920-1929 (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monument to Jefferson Manly Falkner (about 400 feet away); Mountain Creek Post Office (about 400 feet away); Memorial Tree (about 400 feet away); Woven Wire Fence (about 500 feet away); Steam Locomotive Bell (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marbury.
Alabama Forests Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 25, 2022
2. Alabama Forests Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2022, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 122 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 1, 2022, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Dec. 2, 2023