Statesboro in Bulloch County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
United States vs. Darby Lumber Company
The Darby Lumber Co., founded on this site it 1919 by Fred Darby, became one of the largest, most prosperous, and well-respected employers in Bulloch County. The federal government indicted Darby and several other lumber companies in 1939 for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Although local violations of the Act were not widespread, the U.S. Attorney General focused indictments on the southern lumber industry, because it often had challenged the legality of the Act.
For three years the lumber industry opposed the law in federal court. Finally, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the FSLA in 1941, and the Darby Lumber Company agreed to abide by federal wage standards. Since 1941 federal courts often have cited the Darby ruling as a precedent in ruling on labor relations.
Erected by The Bulloch County Historical Society, supported by the Jack N. & Addie D. Averitt Foundation.
Location. 32° 26.283′ N, 81° Touch for map. The marker actually sits on the Willie McTell Trail which adjoins the sidewalk at this point. The paved trail leads to downtown Statesboro. Marker is in this post office area: Statesboro GA 30458, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. W. Jones Lane Memorial Highway (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pioneer Turpentining Experiment (approx. 0.7 miles away); Savannah & Statesboro Railway (approx. ĺ mile away); Statesboro Confederate Monument (approx. ĺ mile away); The March to the Sea (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bulloch County Courthouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bulloch County (approx. 0.8 miles away); Marvin Summers Pittman (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Statesboro.
Additional keywords. U.S. Supreme Court ruling legal
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 2, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.