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The first pictorial history of Helena, Alabama, this new volume traces the progress of a small crossroads village into one of the state s most vibrant and rapidly growing cities. Helena s story is one ofextraordinary strength and perseverance. The community has braved numerous blows, including the onslaught of 10,000 Union troopers, a devastating tornado, and the decline of its once successful iron and coal industries. With nearly 200 images many previously unpublished Helena, Alabama introduces the area s early settlers and reveals a community grown wealthy on the fortunes gouged from the earthat nearby coal mining camps. From education to recreation, from farming to industrial progress, discover the way of life in Helena as it was experienced long ago. Collected over a 30-year period, the photographs in this collection are indeed rare treasures. Many of the images featured have been gathered from such diverse sources as asteamer trunk in an attic in Oregon, a St. Clair County yard sale, a dilapidated barn along Buck Creek, and from carefully preserved family albums from California to McCalla, Alabama."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780738552804
ISBN-10: 0738552801
Format: Paperback / softback
(231mm x 163mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publish Date: 15-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Helena Alabama by Ken Penhale
Hardback, December 1998