Hank Williams marker unveiled

Fans of Hank Williams joined Mayor Bobby Bright at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13 to unveil a historic marker across Perry Street from Montgomery City Hall where the singer’s funeral was held in 1953. One side of the marker describes how 2,750 mourners filled the Municipal Auditorium while another 20,000 fans stood vigil outside. The other side describes the history of the City Hall that was designed by noted architect Frank Lockwood in 1936. Fans were in town to commemorate the 85th birth anniversary of the songwriter in rural Butler County. Next time you are in Montgomery, visit the Hank Williams Museum on Commerce Street and Oakwood Cemetery Annex where he is buried. For more information visit www.alabama.travel, or contact the Alabama Tourism Department at 334-242-4169.

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