By Mike Goodson, Bob Scarboro
Etowah County quantity II lines the background of daily electorate during this Alabama community.
Largely derived from the collections of neighborhood photographers Bob Scarboro and Hugh corridor, the photographs during this quantity depict the county's championship activities groups, the drive-in theaters and eating places of the post-World struggle II period, and the mansions that after covered Forrest Avenue.
Also incorporated are infrequent and seldom-seen photographs—the previous dummy engine of the streetcar line that ran from Gadsden to Attalla, and the wood dance pavilion situated underneath Noccalula Falls on the flip of the century.
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This waterway introduced riverboat exchange to Gadsden and was once a guiding strength within the improvement of the neighborhood. Dwight Park was once a recognized ballpark in Alabama urban situated at the banks of Black Creek. Many highschool soccer video games have been performed right here through the years, in addition to the video games of the “Dwights,” an area business crew. The Detroit Tigers performed an exhibition video game the following within the early Twenties. proven during this photograph is an Alabama urban softball workforce warming up ahead of a match video game. individuals of the Gadsden Pony League All-Stars are proven the following posing with the realm sequence banner. The Gadsden staff used to be very winning within the sequence and comprehensive within the most sensible 3 within the state. the area sequence used to be held in Washington, Pennsylvania, and Gadsden’s crew used to be eradicated via a crew from Arcadia, California. This photograph was once taken in Washington in 1969. Byron “Barney” Bridgers is proven right here in his Gadsden Pilots uniform. an area favourite, Bridgers was once a member of the 1946 Gadsden Pilots and performed shortstop. He used to be an unique signee of the St. Louis Cardinals, and stayed within the Gadsden zone following his baseball days. He held quite a few baseball camps through the years and contributed greatly to the formative years baseball courses within the zone. (Courtesy of the Bridgers relatives. ) Peggy Townsend is proven the following in an try to set a brand new “flagpole sitting” list. The try came about in 1964 on the Glencoe shopping mall the place Ms. Townsend entered a 6-by-6-by-7-foot condominium positioned atop a 50-foot phone pole. She was once subsidized by way of WGAD, a neighborhood radio station, and set a brand new checklist of 217 days atop the pole. The list has due to the fact been damaged. Parades have lengthy been renowned within the Etowah County sector, and massive crowds frequently amassed to monitor them. This photograph from 1960 indicates a Civil Air Patrol motor vehicle on the intersection of 6th and vast Streets. The Snellgrove Drug corporation is found at the left and the Federal construction is found at the correct. The commitment of the Memorial Bridge around the Coosa River was once a four-day party in April of 1927. a wide collecting of individuals are proven right here close to the Emma Sansom monument. Many compartments have been manage on or close to the bridge and housed indicates or video games. nationwide Guardsmen are proven firing desktop weapons into the river. Reid Coleman is proven right here sitting atop his bike. A metal plant retiree after forty nine years of provider, Reid Coleman is without doubt one of the many bike fanatics within the Etowah County quarter. Harvey Puryear and his Orchestra are proven right here functioning at a neighborhood dance within the Gadsden sector. Pictured from left to correct are Clare Watson, making a song; invoice Westmorland, trumpet; Royce Drake, string bass; wintry weather Shropshire, piano; Hugh Lee Jackson, drums; Harvey Puryear, saxophone; Horace Golden, saxophone; and George Wells Puckett, saxophone. This picture from 1935 indicates the ocean Scout Cabin that was once positioned in Moragne Park close to the banks of the Coosa River. the ocean Scouts have been very lively within the region on the time, however the many cabins situated all through Etowah County have due to the fact been torn down.