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Gulf Shores Community - Gulf Shores, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 30° 14.867 W 087° 41.405
16R E 433608 N 3346443
Quick Description: Gulf Shores Community Historical Marker, Gulf Shores, AL
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 1/28/2012 8:05:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMDM12
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 7

Long Description:
Gulf Shores has the best beaches in Alabama. The marker tells of the development and resiliency of the town. The marker is located nearly on the beach at the intersection of West Gulf Pl and East Gulf Pl. The marker was placed by the the Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Gulf Shores.
Marker Name: Gulf Shores Community

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Officially designated “Pleasure Island” in 1949 by Governor Jim Folsom, the 32 miles of white sandy beaches in Gulf Shores has been a prime fishing and golf destination for Alabamians and tourists. Early Alabama Gulf Coast individuals and families were mariners, fishermen, boat builders, salt miners, and turpentine harvesters living off the sea and land. They were largely self-sufficient and often at the mercy of Mother Nature. The diversity of this small marine community influenced and continues to enrich life in Gulf Shores. Real estate visionaries such as George C. Meyer brought a fresh perspective to an area that was considered by many to be unusable land. They encouraged the infrastructure growth necessary to support residents, visitors and businesses year-round. Through generous donations from Erie Hal Meyer and the George C. Meyer Foundation, combined with the efforts of community leaders and state and federal officials, Gulf Shores offers outstanding amenities, making this small town a popular resort destination on the Alabama Gulf Coast.

Date Dedicated / Placed: 2010

Marker Number: None

Visit Instructions:
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