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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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
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. 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. Maud McKnight Lindsay (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cotton and Textile Mills (approx. 0.7 miles away); John Wilkinson Taylor (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lin Dunn
Florence Wagon image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 18, 2007
2. Florence Wagon
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Doublehead, Cherokee Chief (approx. ¾ mile away); Dr. Amit Roy (approx. ¾ mile away); Oscar Stanton DePriest (approx. ¾ mile away); Charles Caine Anderson (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
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By Sandra Hughes, February 25, 2002
3. Florence Wagon
This wagon is located at Popes Tavern in Florence.
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By Sandra Hughes, May 19, 2007
4. Florence Wagon
Wagons still used today in Parades.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,303 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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