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Hoover dedicates Crawford Fire Tower Cab

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HOOVER - AL -

The Hoover Historical Society dedicated the Crawford Fire Tower Cab, Wednesday.

The cab was erected back in 1939 and was used to locate wildfires in the area.

Wednesday, many elected officials were on hand during the dedication and ribbon cutting. The monument is just outside Fire Station number two.

Delores Wilkinson says it's a piece of history that everyone can now admire.

"It just feels like a piece of history has been resurrected and put back here," she said. "That's why it's so important."

The tower was originally known as the Hale Springs Lookout Tower and was later renamed for George Gordon Crawford, who was the President of Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company.

In 2011, Hoover officials decided to pursue the restoration of the deteriorated cab to preserve its rich history.

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