Intro: Jack Daniels Independence Project
My name is Howard Lofton. I am 58 years old. (05/02/1954). This entry is in regards to an old Dr Pepper bottling plant here in Georgiana, Al. The plant was in operation from the 1920's until 1954. I have the dream to open up a local history museum here. I have located many historical items such as bottles, pictures, and documentation already. I actually have the original land deed dated in 1885 and signed by President Grove Cleveland.
Georgiana is a small town in South Alabama. This was the home of Hank Williams Sr when he was a boy. He actually lived less than 500 feet from the bottling plant. Previously I owned the home that Hank lived in. I had it placed on the Alabama Historical Register and it is now a museum. We have over 5000 people a year come to visit during the Hank Williams Festival every June.
Our local government is slowly tearing down old historical places. I have already purchased this building. Any and all help with renovations would be greatly appreciated.
I know this project will be a success. I have made it happen in the past. I can do it again. Our small town has something that nowhere else can attest to. The close ties between an actual Dr Pepper bottling plant and Hank Williams Sr.