Fort Payne, Alabama: Dye Ditch Gang

Colorful characters made of junk, inside a glassed-in gazebo, pay tribute to a beloved sock factory drainage ditch.

Address:
250 5th St. NE, Fort Payne, AL
Directions:
Downtown, on the south side of AL-35/5th St. NE, a block and a half east of its intersection with US-11/Gault Ave. N. A glassed-in gazebo in the middle of a parking lot.
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The Dye Ditch Gang: A Heritage Tribute

A "montage of caricature sculptures," reflecting Fort Payne's history as the "sock capital of the world," takes up a spot in a parking lot in the middle of town. It depicts the kids and characters attracted to the colorful dye runoff from the W.B. Davis Hosiery Mill.

[Kim Newell, 08/02/2021]

Local artist Bobby Welch built this tribute to a locally admired sock factory drainage ditch in 2018.


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