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Auburn graduate produces documentary on history of Toomer’s Corner

Auburn resident Steven Dixon was surprised “no one had ever covered a full story on Toomer’s Corner.” So in 2011, he decided to do something about it.

The 2008 Auburn graduate just finished work on Toomer’s Corner: An Auburn Family Tradition, a 44-minute documentary of the history of Toomer’s Corner two and a half years in the making. DVDs of the film are available for pre-order for $24.99 at www.toomeroaks.com.

The website for the documentary features a teaser, as well a clip from an interview with Toomer’s Drugstore owner Denson Lipscomb, one of several well-known Auburn personalities (including the late Margaret Toomer Hall, daughter of Toomer’s Drugstore founder Shel Toomer, to whom the film is dedicated) who make an appearance in the film.

“The first 18 minutes is the history of Toomer’s Corner with commentary from quite a few folks that have lived throughout the different generations that can speak on the history,” Dixon says. The second part of the documentary “is about how Gary Keever and Auburn University tried to save the trees,” Dixon says, “and how we are going to continue the tradition.”

Dixon says pre-ordered DVDs of the film will ship to customers starting November 15.

Related: Did Auburn students celebrate Bear Bryant’s death by rolling Toomer’s Corner.

More on Toomer’s Corner: Dozens of Toomer’s Oaks shoots sprouting in planter closest to Magnolia Ave. / Toomer’s Corner rollings didn’t start with Punt, Bama, Punt, says History / Did Auburn students celebrate Bear Bryant’s death by rolling Toomer’s Corner?

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