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Alabama Bronze Map

A Guide to the Images of the Bronze Map on the Lawn of the Alabama Department of Archives and History

image from Bronze Map: 'Sock Capital of the World'

 

77. Sock Capital of the World

Fort Payne, DeKalb County

 

Fort Payne established its first hosiery business in 1907 and by the end of the 20th century could boast that it was the largest sock producer in the world. In the 21st century foreign competition threatens that claim.