Fun Fact: Wiggins Memorial Park

From the Stone County Enterprise -Wiggins 100th Anniversary Timeline:

“1953 — Citizens dedicated Wiggins Memorial Park and a memorial was installed there for commemorating the forestry activities of Brooks Toler.    The park was located on Hwy 49 S (now Magnolia Drive) in Wiggins.”

Most of us called it simply “the roadside park”.  Mike Cain said when she was young, lots of parties and picnics took place there and it was a popular “parking place” for high schoolers! Cille McHenry Litchfield remembers picnics and Girl Scout day camp events being held there when she was little.

The park no longer exists, but the monument is scheduled to be placed on lawn of the Old Firehouse Museum this summer. It’s a big old stone and was located  underneath bushes and debris on the property which had been bought by local developer.