AUG. 17, 1952: The night Hank Williams was locked up in the Alex City Jail

This image of Hank Williams as he left the Alexander City Jail after being arrested for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness on Aug. 17, 1952 has become an iconic photo for collectors. The city has signed a deal that will mean that will no longer use the jail that housed Williams fora few hours on a regular basis.

Hank Williams will always be one of Alabama’s favorite native sons. His music created a legacy that is still treasured today.

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