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Old Opelika Businesses established more than 50 years ago and remained in the same family as of October 2010

1.  Tatum, Tatum & Tatum        1918             92 years
2.  Peterson Funeral Home       1922             88 years
3.  Winston Smith T                   1931             79 years
4.  Piedmont Fertilizer               1933             77 years
5.  Scott Bridge Co.                   1933             77 years
6.  Saxon Oil Co.                        1933             77 years
7.  Davis-Dyar                            1944              66 years
8.  Alabama Office Supply        1946              64 years
9.  George Mann Welding         1947              63 years
10. Yetta Samford, Attorney      1949              61 years
11.  Story's                                  1951             59 years
12.  Mrs. Story's Dairy Bar         1952             58 years
13.  Dorris Sign Co.                    1953             57 years
14.  Frank Jones, CPA                1957             53 years
15.  Dorn Auto Parts                    1959            51 years

This information is from the files of Henry Stern........

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2004

In the Spring of 2004, Opelika celebrated it's Sesquicentennial.  The information in this section was originally published in a special edition of the Opelika-Auburn News, and was a part of the celebration. The articles, images and links will give you a better understanding of the History of our "Hometown", Opelika, Alabama. 
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Railroad Avenue in downtown Opelika has seen several changes since the days of horse-drawn transportation.  As the city celebrates its 150th year, city leaders and community members have worked together to give today's residents a glimpse of what Opelika was like in years past.
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