Auburn Pride: War Eagle Wednesday!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

War Eagle Wednesday!

HeyHey it's Wednesday!
 
I'm going to take you downtown, to one of Auburns favorite historic places!
<Toomers Drugs>
It has been a tradition since 1896 and is located at toomers corner downtown Auburn.
 
The History behind the wonderful Toomers Drugs:
"When Toomer’s first started in 1896, it was a little beacon of a business on a mostly deserted street. The drugstore was founded by Sheldon Toomer, known as “Shel” by most. Shel was a halfback on Auburn’s 1st football team. He graduated from Auburn with both a degree in agriculture and pharmacy, and later went on to represent Lee County in the Alabama House of Representatives. The business began with a $500 loan, which allowed Shel to enter the drugstore business with his stepfather, Lazarus. He had no idea at the time how important his little drugstore would become to Auburn fans worldwide."








 
War Eagle Everyone!


26 comments:

  1. I love stories like this. Thank you for sharing it.

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    1. This is in Auburn Alabama, google will lead you straight to it!

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  3. Looks like a place filled with history! Awesome!

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  4. Happy Wednesday! That looked like a real fun time!

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  5. I want to go! I love places that are filled with history.

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    1. You should definitely visit!! and fall is the best time to go!

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  6. What a fun place filled with so much history. Very cool

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  7. Are you from Auburn or are you just going to school there?

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  8. Tumers Drug store sounds like it would be a nice place to visit. It's awesome that it is still around after all this time.

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  9. Educational piece. Auburn is loaded with a rich history.

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    1. Very true! Its way I love it so much!

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  10. I hope I can stop by someday. We love finding places rich with history.

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    1. The little town of Auburn is right up your alley then!

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  11. This looks like a really fun place to take tourists!

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  12. This looks like great fun! Love the rich history of this place!

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  13. I went to UGA but I still loved this post :)

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  14. Sounds like a lot of fun! It's so nice when there are special places that hold so much meaning near you.

    Marissa

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  15. This seems like an exciting place to visit! Thanks for sharing !

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  16. Looks like a blast! I definitely wish I would've gone to a college that was in a historical city.

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  17. I love places like this, that have history. Such a fun visit!

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  18. That pretty incredible that it all started with $500!!

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  19. How cool. So neat to get to know the history behind places. Looks like a fun place to live and go to school near.

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  20. This looks like so much fun! thanks for sharing! Xo
    Chelsea // trendychelsea.wordpress.com

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