Mayor Betterton's Weekly Update
July 1, 2021
In honor of Independence Day, July 4, Florence Municipal Offices will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021. Garbage and recycling collection will remain on schedule.
Mayor Betterton had the honor of presenting the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the Florence Council Meeting.
Three years ago, North Alabama Medical Center launched a program providing Medical Residency opportunities in Florence. Learn more about the program and initiative.
Don't Miss Kids Fest at Lewis Field! Free Family Fun!
Lewis Field, Pruitt Street, Florence, AL
Free Games, Music, and fun!
NEED A TAXI? CALL 100
In 1918, Peter Scmidlkofer opened Scmidlkofer Cab Company on West Tennessee Street in downtown Florence. In 1924, he changed the name of the business to Yellow Cab Service, with a small collection of cabs painted bright yellow with black lettering. Just two years later, in 1926, he moved the business into a brand new brick building at 215 East Tennessee Street, conveniently located next door to the Princess Theater (the parking lot of First Presbyterian Church is there today). By this time, Mr. Schmidlkofer had increased his fleet of taxis to 36! It was a simple matter for folks to get a taxi: the telephone operator asked, "Number, please?" -- and the caller replied, "100." Before long, there was a bright yellow taxi waiting at the door for the caller. Sometimes -- quite often, actually -- the caller just wanted to know the time of day and was given that vital information cheerfully by the Yellow Cab dispatcher. Peter Schmidlkofer's dreams for a successful business came to fruition and thrived for several more years even after his passing at age 76 in 1957.
Billy Warren, City Historian
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