Mr. Allen Sr. became one of the wealthiest men in the Southeast with his company, Bona Allen, Inc. which manufactured everything from horse saddles to shoes & boots. They were best known for their superior saddles and bridles. Their clientele included such noted celebrities as William Cody and Roy Rogersí horse, Trigger.
Bona Allen, Inc. also had a pennant winning semi-pro baseball team. The Shoemakers won the National Semi-Pro Championship in 1938. In 1944, 3 of its players were named to the Semi-Pro Hall of Fame
Photo taken by pam phillips in November 2015