By Bob Scarboro, Mike Goodson

Drawing from, between different assets, the gathering of famed photographer Adolph Lebourg, a French immigrant who traveled to Alabama with a circus, Scarboro and Goodson mix excellent photographs with insightful textual content to supply a special examine the county's background. particularly glaring in Lebourg's images is a fondness for bikes, delivering a superb focal point for plenty of of the book's pictures. Etowah County contains such sights 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 lifestyles. additionally integrated are glimpses of such neighborhood occasions as parades, sporting activities, and the gorgeous Nocallula Falls. no matter if one is an established resident accustomed to all of the region has to provide, or a newcomer desirous to research extra of the county's historical past, Etowah County is a superb examine days passed by.

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A. Tallman. a brand new courthouse used to be outfitted at the similar position at a price of $70,000. This courthouse was once devoted on October 25, 1890. The early days of the 20 th century observed Gadsden taking over the features of a far better urban. The downtown company district was once coated with appealing brick constructions, and the gorgeous courthouse used to be situated at the nook of Fourth and huge Streets. A highway railway carried passengers from Attalla to Alabama urban and directly to Gadsden. used to be transforming into within the Gadsden region, with Dwight production corporation working at a quick velocity and the Gadsden motor vehicle Works turning out railroad autos at a list fee. With the times of quickly development, even though, got here many new difficulties. a necessity was once nonetheless felt for a urban corridor to deliver the various municipal places of work jointly less than one roof; the unpaved roads have been turning into extra of an issue with the arriving of the 1st autos to Gadsden; and a query a couple of new put up workplace might quickly arise. even supposing Gadsden might face many new demanding situations within the upcoming years, those difficulties will be met one after the other effectively. The early days of the recent century observed the arriving of the car, or “tin lizzie” as many folks spoke of the hot horseless carriages. the auto introduced many new merits in addition to difficulties, reminiscent of a huge trouble over the insufficient stipulations of the roads in Gadsden. The unpaved roads have been an issue with wagons in the course of the wet days of the spring and summer time months, and the auto was once discovering an identical difficulty. the car used to be first suggestion to simply be a passing fad, even though increasingly more citizens bought them. within the early days of the auto, the rate restrict at the streets of downtown Gadsden was once five miles in step with hour. This pace restrict used to be later raised to eight miles consistent with hour. The early cars within the zone have been overseas Harvester motor buggies. Dr. M. P. Hughes, a in demand Gadsden health practitioner, can be obvious touring during the urban making apartment calls in his two-cylinder Maxwell. Hughes used to be additionally the landlord of one other early vehicle referred to as a Chandler. the auto speedy introduced a brand new mode of trade to the town. items may possibly now be transported larger distances extra successfully, hence bringing voters nearer jointly. For greater than a hundred years now, Etowah County has grown and contributed a lot to the good country of Alabama. Etowah County has despatched her little kids off to struggle and directly to nationwide prominence in various revered fields. Athletic groups have introduced country and nationwide honors domestic in addition to people who have again to reside in Etowah County following their “glory days. ” bankruptcy 1 GADSDEN one of many earliest skyscrapers inbuilt town of Gadsden was once the Printup resort, positioned on north Fourth road. This four-story construction, which opened on July four, 1888, used to be domestic to many traveling dignitaries through the overdue nineteenth century and early twentieth century. The Printup suffered at the least harmful fires that prompted the looks to alter during the last one hundred twenty years.

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