By Mike Goodson, Bob Scarboro
Etowah County quantity II lines the historical past of daily electorate during this Alabama community.
Largely derived from the collections of neighborhood photographers Bob Scarboro and Hugh corridor, the pictures during this quantity depict the county's championship activities groups, the drive-in theaters and eating places of the post-World conflict II period, and the mansions that when coated Forrest Avenue.
Also integrated are infrequent and seldom-seen photographs—the outdated dummy engine of the streetcar line that ran from Gadsden to Attalla, and the wood dance pavilion positioned underneath Noccalula Falls on the flip of the century.
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James Elliott Jr. , Gen. Daniel Turrentine, and choose John H. Disque. Colonel Kyle and Captain Elliott based and operated some of the early industries and companies whereas common Turrentine used to be a prosperous businessman and land proprietor who felt the necessity for lots of powerful church buildings within the urban. pass judgement on John H. Disque used to be an area lawyer who served as a pass judgement on and later the 1st president of the Gadsden urban Board of schooling. pass judgement on Disque labored his whole lifestyles to deliver a robust public schooling to the Gadsden region. Etowah County was once initially shaped from lands from six surrounding counties—Blount, Cherokee, Dekalb, Calhoun, Marshall, and St. Clair. identified initially as Baine County, it used to be abolished under a yr later and reformed with the identify replaced to Etowah. Gadsden was once selected because the county seat, even if on separate events Attalla has tried to trap the seat of the govt. away to the “Junction. ” On one celebration, a unmarried vote saved the county seat in Gadsden. The county has had 3 attractive courthouse constructions over the last a hundred thirty years, the 1st of that have been positioned among Fourth highway, large road, court docket road, and Locust highway in downtown Gadsden. the current web site of the Etowah County Courthouse is found on Forrest street among 8th and 9th Streets, the unique web site of the Kyle and Elliott houses. those have been of the main recognizable mansions in Etowah County, in a time whilst Forrest road was once coated with attractive houses from 12th highway to 7th road. this can be basically a enterprise district this day. existence in Etowah County is either fast paced and lazy from time to time. citizens of this county met the decision while their kingdom wanted them the main. through the years, males and lady have served in all branches of army provider. in the course of global battle I, the Rainbow department, shaped partly via neighborhood nationwide defend devices, received world wide popularity in strive against in Europe. in the course of global warfare II, electorate of Etowah County labored on the Gadsden Ordnance Plant in addition to a number of different industries that have been helpful for the struggle attempt. Camp Sibert, which was once situated in Etowah County, used to be very important in education troops in chemical conflict and was once additionally a Prisoner of warfare Camp. while Camp Sibert closed following the battle, the town of Gadsden received the various land, together with the Gadsden Airport. Following global warfare II, existence lower back to common within the county with new companies establishing during the sector. The past due Nineteen Forties and the Fifties observed motion picture theatres back turning into renowned areas to head for the youth. Gadsden’s attractive Pitman Theatre and Attalla’s Etowah Theatre opened presently following the top of the battle. those theatres grew to become immediate festival for the Princess and Gadsden Theatres. In all, there were over forty motion picture theatres positioned in Etowah County through the years. In 1946, the 1st drive-in theatre within the county might open to carry new dimensions to movie-going within the region. The Tower Drive-In and later the Grove Drive-In opened to pave the best way for the Rainbow, insurgent, Ranch W, and Lake Rhea Drive-In Theatres in Etowah County.