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Toomer’s Corner is a historic landmark located in Auburn, Alabama, and is known for its significance in the Auburn University community. It is the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and College Street, which are two main roads in downtown Auburn, and is named after businessman Sheldon Toomer, who opened a drugstore on the corner in the early 1900s.
Toomer’s Corner gained its significance in the 1950s when a tradition was started in which students would gather at the corner after Auburn University’s football victories and roll the trees with toilet paper. This tradition became known as the “rolling of Toomer’s Corner” and has since become an iconic part of Auburn University’s culture and history.
The tradition of rolling Toomer’s Corner continues to this day, with students and fans gathering at the corner to celebrate major victories by the Auburn University football team or other sports teams. The tradition has also expanded to include other events, such as weddings, graduations, and other special occasions.
The trees that are rolled at Toomer’s Corner are two large oak trees that were planted in the early 1930s, and they have become an important symbol of the Auburn University community. Unfortunately, in 2011, the trees were poisoned by a disgruntled fan of a rival team, and they had to be removed in 2013.
Today, the Auburn community continues to gather at Toomer’s Corner to celebrate victories and important events, even though the original trees are no longer there. New oak trees have been planted in their place, and the tradition of rolling Toomer’s Corner remains a beloved and enduring part of Auburn University’s culture and history.