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W.C. Handy Statue - Florence, AL

William Christopher Handy, known as "Father of the Blues", was born in Florence, AL. He has been honored in his hometown with this statue that graces the entrance to Woodrow Wilson Park. Additionally, in Florence, his boyhood home has been preserved as a museum as well as the yearly W.C. Handy Music Festival is one of the areas biggest yearly musical events.

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Taken on June 16, 2012