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Monday, April 20, 2009

Sin City


This tag is not artistic or pretty. It was painted on the back wall of the old Phenix-Girard Bank Building. Phenix City had a bit of a reputation in the late '40's and '50's and earned the moniker of "Sin City". Corrupt government, wild women, gambling halls, and even the murder of a prominent citizen. There have been a couple of books written about the city as well as a movie.

4 comments:

D said...

well, I had NO idea there was a sinful history in Phenix City!

Jacob said...

Phenix City was synonymous with "sin." I remember it well. And I even dared to drive through it last fall!

Looked pretty tame.

Rambling Round said...

I saw a documentary about that some time ago. It was interesting, but I'm glad your town no longer bears that title!

B Squared said...

That's quite a past.