Over the last month I have been posting murals that adorn the buildings in the old downtown area of Dothan, Alabama. I travel there almost yearly with my Mother to visit with her sister who has lived in Dothan for over thirty years.
There are twenty boldly colored murals depicting the history of Dothan and the Wiregrass region. I photographed half of them during out visit last May. I hope to capture the remaining ten during my next visit south.
If you missed the other three installments on these Dothan murals. You can find them here:
Dothan Murals 2
Dothan Murals 3
Johnny Mack Brown
Born and raised in Dothan, Brown was a football star of both his high school and collage teams. A University of Alabama halfback known as the Dothan Antelope he helped his team to become the 1926 NCAA Division 1-A national champions. In that year's Rose Bowl Game, he earned Most Valuable Player honors after scoring two of his team's three touchdowns in an upset win over the heavily favored Washington Huskies. He went on to become an actor recognized in the 1930's throughout the world by millions of youngsters and grown-ups as the cowboy hero who always triumphed over gun-slinging villains.