Etowah County (AL) (Images of America)

Etowah County (AL) (Images of America)

Bob Scarboro, Mike Goodson

Language: English

Pages: 128

ISBN: 0738516244

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Drawing from, among other sources, the collection of famed photographer Adolph Lebourg, a French immigrant who traveled to Alabama with a circus, Scarboro and Goodson combine wonderful images with insightful text to provide a unique look at the county's heritage. Especially evident in Lebourg's photographs is a passion for motorcycles, providing a great point of interest for many of the book's images. Etowah County includes such points of interest as the Kyle Home, which once stood on the present site of the Etowah County Courthouse, the home of Alabama Power Company founder W.P. Lay, and

several of the county's early movie theaters. Many local businesses and industries are highlighted in the early years of their existence. Also included are glimpses of such local events as parades, sporting events, and the beautiful Nocallula Falls. Whether one is a longtime resident familiar with all the area has to offer, or a newcomer eager to learn more of the county's heritage, Etowah County is a wonderful look at days gone by.

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face-lift. This complex continued to serve the Gadsden Board of Education until the Gadsden City High School opened in 2006. The old Gadsden High School on south Twelfth Street is today the site of the Parent Teacher Resource Center. Striplin Grammar School, originally located on College Street, was the second grammar school building constructed by the Gadsden Board of Education. Built in 1910 at a cost of $34,000, it could accommodate 640 students. The school was originally called the

assistance of the doctors, nurses, and citizens of Gadsden. Today this ultramodern hospital facility is known as Riverview Regional Medical Center and is one of the leading facilities in northeast Alabama. Pictured here is one of the early gas stations located in Gadsden. This Standard Oil Company Service Station was located at the corner of Eleventh Street and Forrest Avenue. With the coming of the automobile, or “tin lizzie,” improved roads and gas stations were needed throughout Etowah

hundreds of passengers during the height of this mode of transportation’s heyday. Today a Jack’s Restaurant is located on this property. This photograph also shows two of the huge homes that were located on Forrest Avenue. Crossfields was one of Gadsden’s popular icehouses and ice cream parlors. This business was located in the 1200 block of Forrest Avenue and delivered ice and ice cream throughout Etowah County. This local product was very popular during the 1950s and into the 1960s. With

of Gardner Street and Seventh Street, was another of Etowah County’s popular drive-ins. The Chow Time was popular during the late 1960s, offering a Tiny Chow Burger for only 15¢ and a Chow Burger, which was a huge burger with minced onions. Today the building that housed the Chow Time is part of Grissom Honda. Jack’s Kwikee Hamburgers was another locally owned drive-in that was very popular during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Jack’s Kwikee offered a small hamburger for 15¢ as well as

Elliott Jr., who was one of the founders of Alabama City. Elliott Avenue is known today as West Meighan Boulevard, and the former elementary school is the Elliott Community Center. Many residents at one time knew the intersection of Kyle Avenue and Twenty-Fourth Street in Alabama City as Canterberry Station. This section of business establishments was popular while Dwight Manufacturing Company was in operation. Cafés, grocery stores, furniture stores, and Wynn’s Cleaners were all located

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