By Bob Scarboro, Mike Goodson

Drawing from, between different resources, the gathering of famed photographer Adolph Lebourg, a French immigrant who traveled to Alabama with a circus, Scarboro and Goodson mix fabulous pictures with insightful textual content to supply a distinct examine the county's history. in particular obtrusive in Lebourg's images is a keenness for bikes, offering a good focal point for plenty of of the book's photographs. Etowah County comprises such attractions because the Kyle domestic, which as soon as stood at the current website of the Etowah County Courthouse, the house of Alabama strength corporation founder W.P. Lay, and

several of the county's early motion picture theaters. Many neighborhood companies and industries are highlighted within the early years in their life. additionally integrated are glimpses of such neighborhood occasions as parades, physical activities, and the gorgeous Nocallula Falls. no matter if one is an established resident accustomed to the entire zone has to provide, or a newcomer desirous to examine extra of the county's background, Etowah County is a superb examine days passed by.

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Mr. stable man eating place was once a favored eating place through the early Seventies. This institution was once recognized for its nice sandwiches, together with a double-decker hamburger often called the Mr. solid man Burger. Strawberry pie and sizzling fudge cake have been additionally renowned. After Mr. stable man closed, the valuables was once domestic to White Elephant, a retail institution. this present day this estate is the location of medical professionals Care, a clinical advanced. Arts Magic Burger was once a favored hangout for Gadsden highschool scholars in the course of the Nineteen Sixties and into the Nineteen Seventies. This Rainbow force institution was once positioned on the intersection of South Fourth highway and Rainbow force, subsequent to the Putt-Putt golfing path. It used to be additionally throughout from the Rainbow Drive-In Theatre. The Magic Burger, like so much in the neighborhood owned drive-ins, might fade into historical past with the arrival of the massive chain eating places. this day Taco Bell occupies this estate. bankruptcy 2 ALABAMA urban Alabama urban used to be based as a dream, the dream of Capt. James M. Elliott Jr. and Col. R. B. Kyle to construct an commercial district among Gadsden and Attalla to entice significant to the world. town used to be based in 1890 and included in 1891, with an enormous fabric finding right here in 1896. Dwight production corporation operated a wide cotton mill right here till the Fifties. The Dwight resort used to be a wide resort inbuilt Alabama urban to house mill staff and vacationing mill officers. identified by way of many as “the boarding house,” rooms rented right here for $1 an afternoon. this gorgeous constitution was once situated on Dwight sq., close to either the most gate to the Dwight production corporation and Wall road. The Dwight lodge burned in 1927 and was once by no means rebuilt. this present day plans for this estate contain a welcome middle and museum. The Howard Gardner Nichols Library opened within the spring of 1900. The Dwight production corporation, in reminiscence of Howard Gardner Nichols, equipped this small library. Nichols were despatched to Alabama urban to supervise the development of the cotton mill and used to be fatally injured in an coincidence in might 1896 whereas supervising the relocating of a giant dynamo. this present day this pretty development, totally restored, homes the Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society. The Elliott Grammar university was once outfitted on Elliott street in Alabama urban in 1926. The Alabama urban Board of schooling, at a price of $54,000, outfitted this faculty to aid with overcrowding at Dwight Grammar college. The Gadsden urban Board of schooling got this college, in addition to different homes in Alabama urban, whilst the city voted to merge with Gadsden in 1932. this is often now the Elliott group middle. in the course of development of the Dwight production corporation, the mill carpenters equipped 3 grand houses. the homes have been erected on a hill overlooking the mill village and cotton mill lower than. This road turned often called “Boss Hill,” or Hillcrest road. the 3 houses have been for the corporate medical professional, the mill agent, and the college superintendent. this day those grand houses were superbly restored. The officers of Dwight production corporation felt that the academic wishes in their staff’ households have been precedence one, and the Dwight university used to be equipped at the nook of Dwight road and Peachtree highway.

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