Historic Markers Across Alabama

Marvin Holman

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Location: in Poplar Head Park in downtown Dothan, Alabama.
County: Houston
Coordinates: N 31° 13.405    W 085° 23.371
  31.22341666    -85.38951666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMFD1H


Marvin Holman, a mule trader for 65 years, was known throughout the nation for the slogan, "tolable fair dealer". Opposite this site, on the southeast corner of East Main and Holman Streets stood one of the South's largest mule stables. Built in 1917, the 27,000 ft.² red brick structure was a popular gathering place for farmers and townsfolk and contained a "mourners bench" for the traders comfort and consolation. The building was demolished in 1974. Tractors replaced mules and thus ended an era.

This plaque is given in memory of Marvin Holman by Edith Holman Jones and Maxwell E. Jones June 1981.

End of Marvin Holman