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

Edward Stanley Robbins

City of Florence Walk of Honor

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, December 1, 2010
1. Edward Stanley Robbins Marker
Inscription.  
Well-known throughout the nation and the world for his innovative work with rubber and vinyl, E. Stanley Robbins supplied rubber inner tubes, retread rubber and, later synthetic rubber for the Armed Forces in WW II.
 
Erected 2010 by City of Florence.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, World II.
 
Location. 34° 48.4′ N, 87° 37.883′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from Hightower Place south of Veterans Drive (Alabama Route 133), on the left when traveling south. Located in River Heritage Park. 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. Michael Hall Mobbs (here, next to this marker); William Burch (Billy) Reid (here, next to this marker); Maurice Causey (here, next to this marker); Ellen Dorrit Hoffleit (here, next to this marker); General John Coffee (a few steps from this marker); James Jackson
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(a few steps from this marker); Kelton D. (Kelso) Herston (a few steps from this marker); Lynn Middleton Sibley (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Also see . . .  Floor biz. He is responsible for the research and development of synthetic rubber that is still used today to make inner tubes. Robbins Tire and Rubber is still in the family, owned by son Eddie. (Submitted on December 2, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,039 times since then and 94 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 2, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Oct. 28, 2020