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Florine Curran, stands in her backyard with a few of her cleome plants. In 1977, she was tasked with planting the first crape myrtles in Albany. (Jennifer Parks)

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Albany woman tells of beautification efforts

In 1977, Florine Curran was called upon by an area electric company to find a flower or tree that she felt Albany needed — and she chose the crape myrtle.

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