Last Week's #TBT(So that you can follow the history lesson over the next few months!)
On January 4, 1944, around 60 cattlemen gathered at the Demopolis Inn in Marengo County to consider making changes to the once-existing Alabama Livestock Growers Association (ALGA). By the conclusion of the meeting, it was decided that ALGA would be laid aside and a new organization would be formed. After electing an officer panel including Sen. Bruce Henderson of Wilcox County as president, Sen. Bob Lowe of Madison County as vice president, W.P. Breen of Greene County as treasurer and Tom C. Reid of Montgomery County as secretary, that organization grew to become the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association we know today.
While ACA’s headquarters are now nicely fixed in the heart of Alabama’s capitol city, this plaque, erected by the Marengo County Cattlemen’s Association on April 29, 1976, honors the Demopolis Inn founding place of the ACA and is last week’s #ThrowBackThursday.
(Information taken from It's Great to be Number One! by Dan W. Hollis)