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 outstanding pictures with insightful textual content to supply a different examine the county's history. in particular obtrusive in Lebourg's photos is a keenness for bikes, offering a good focal point for plenty of of the book's pictures. Etowah County comprises such sights because the Kyle domestic, which as soon as stood at the current website of the Etowah County Courthouse, the house of Alabama energy 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, physical games, and the attractive Nocallula Falls. no matter if one is an established resident acquainted with the entire sector has to provide, or a newcomer desirous to examine extra of the county's history, Etowah County is an excellent examine days passed by.
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This park, in-built the early 1900s, had a wide lake for boating and fishing and a wide swimming pool. there has been additionally a skating rink and a baseball park. the 1st highschool soccer video games performed in Etowah County have been held the following. This lake was once later referred to as the Masonic Lake. at the present time this park, which was once situated simply off of Elliott street or Meighan side road, now not exists. The Dwight production corporation, positioned in Alabama urban, supplied many stuff for his or her staff’ rest time, akin to a wide lake on the rear of the enormous fabric plant. It used to be excellent for fishing and swimming, and there has been additionally a bathhouse on the lake, which confronted Lakefront street. whilst the mill used to be torn down, this lake was once tired and crammed in. one in all Alabama City’s early gasoline stations was once the Gulf provider station, positioned on Elliott street throughout from Elliott Grammar university, either one of that have been named in honor of Capt. James M. Elliott Jr. , who used to be one of many founders of Alabama urban. Elliott road is understood at the present time as West Meighan street, and the previous hassle-free institution is the Elliott group heart. Many citizens at one time knew the intersection of Kyle street and Twenty-Fourth road in Alabama urban as Canterberry Station. This component of company institutions used to be renowned whereas Dwight production corporation used to be in operation. Cafés, grocery shops, furnishings shops, and Wynn’s Cleaners have been all situated right here. at the present time a lot of those structures were city down and got rid of. the most important company district in Alabama urban was once often called Wall highway. This highway used to be initially known as 7th highway and later, while Gadsden and Alabama urban voted to merge, the road renumbered and 7th highway grew to become Twenty-Seventh road. Wall highway is proven right here close to Forrest road taking a look north. The Dwight production corporation may be obvious within the heritage. one of many urban buses, which changed the streetcars in 1934, is also visible. The Bama Theatre was once considered one of Alabama City’s motion picture homes that opened within the days following international struggle II. The Bama was once situated within the 2600 block of Forrest street and used to be well known throughout the Fifties. whilst this theater closed, it was once used as a skating rink for your time. Later Foote Brothers furnishings corporation used this construction as a warehouse. this present day this estate is owned and occupied via the Etowah Chemical corporation. Alabama City’s Ritz Theatre is found on North Twenty-Seventh road, or Wall road. This theater was once initially a small auditorium whilst it was once first built and was once billed on beginning day as being as “cool as a cave. ” The theater was once transformed and enlarged in 1950 and reopened to John Wayne because the scuffling with Kentuckian. this day the Ritz Theatre is domestic to the Theatre of Gadsden, the scene of stay degree productions. bankruptcy three ATTALLA the town of Attalla is Etowah County’s moment biggest urban. At one time, Attalla used to be often called “the Junction” simply because a number of significant railroads intersected at Attalla. either passenger educate carrier and freight teach provider introduced a lot trade to Etowah County.