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By Noel Nash
Publisher of The Creswell Chronicle 

Downtown dreamin' on such a lovely day


July 18, 2019

Florence, Ala., is a lovely little town, part of the “Quad Cities” in the northwest part of the state, minutes to Tennessee above and Mississippi to the west. The other members of the Quad Cities were Sheffield, Tuscumbia and Muscle Shoals, known for its rich musical heritage. The Tennessee River literally runs right through the middle of Florence, and the very first dam in the Tennessee Valley Authority system was built there. FDR visited the Florence dam when it was complete, and you still see reproductions of the iconic photo from that event all over town.

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