The Southwell Company has been manufacturing quality marking products & signs in San Antonio, Texas since 1866. Here are some of our double sided historical markers.
Georgia Warm Springs Foundation
Ancient Mounds Trail Elkhorn Plantation Mound. Elkhorn is 10-foot-tall platform mound that is 150 by 100 feet at the base. Construction of the mound began around AD 450 Soil studies indicate that dirt was added during a second stage of construction. Pottery found here suggests that the site was occupied off and on until as late as AD 1100.
Cast aluminum plaque with metallic gold painted border and letters. Black classic leatherette background and post mounted with wings.
The Lynching of Anthony Crawford. In Abbeville on Saturday, October 21, 1916, a white mob lynched a black leader named Anthony Crawford for cursing a white man. a 56-year0old planter, “Grandpa” Crawford owned 427 acres of land, had 13 children, and helped establish a school, a church, and farms in the local black community. During the Jim Crow era, successful black people were conspicuous – and arguing with whites was dangerous. That day, a White merchant demanded to buy Mr. Crawford’s cottonseed for a lower price. Mr. Crawford, who used to tell his family he’d rather “throw the seed in the Penny Creek.” refused to sell. After an argument, Mr. Crawford was arrested. A few hours later, 300 white man seized him from jail and fragged him through town behind a buggy. Finally stopping at the fairgrounds, the mob stabbed, beat, hanged, and shot Mr. Crawford over 200 times – then forbade the Crawford family to remove his hanging body from the tree. Terrorized, the well established, multi-generational Crawford family and many other local black people realized that Abbeville was not safe for them. Amid continued threats, most of the family scattered North, leaving behind what their patriarch had built and carrying the painful loss of his wisdom and humor. A century later, this marker symbolizes their continued remembrance – and hope that Abbeville never forget or repeat that horrendous October day. Equal Justice Initiate. 2016.
Birthplace of Coca-Cola. The first glass of Coca-Cola was sold for five cents on May 8, 1886, at Jacobs’ Pharmacy, a popular Atlanta soda fountain that was located on this corner. Coca-Cola was created by Atlanta pharmacist John Pemberton in his laboratory just a short walk from this location. Atlanta businessmen Asa Candler began to purchase the rights to the formula for Coca-Cola in 1888 and founded the Coca-Cola Company in 1892 as a Georgia corporation to manufacture and advertise Coca-Cola across the country. Candler sold the company in 1919 for $25 million to a group of investors that included Ernest Woodruff. His son, Robert Woodruff, led Coca-Cola for more than half of the twentieth century, expanding Coca-Cola into a global business. Today Coca-Cola is the most widely recognized consumer product in the world, Erected by the Georgia Historical Society and the Coca-Cola Company.