Early on, almost every industry in Boaz was dependent on cotton. All other business was related to serving the farmers, as Boaz was the nearest shopping center for many communities atop the mountain. In earlier days, the city served as a magnet which drew farmers looking for supplies and other necessities of life that were not produced on the farm. Farmers also came to Boaz to dispose of their fruits of labor. Prior to the end of World War II, most businesses were locally owned. The community reinvested profits into expansions and additional local enterprises. Wealth stayed in the community.
"Where did you glean today and where did you work? May he who took notice of you be blessed." - Ruth 2:19
|Placed By||Alabama Tourism Department & the City of Boaz|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 6:04am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 576870 N 3784459|
|Decimal Degrees||34.19831667, -86.16566667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 11.899', W 86° 9.94'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 11' 53.94" N, 86° 9' 56.40" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101 N Main St, Boaz AL 35957, US|
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