History of Attalla, Alabama circa from an article by George P. A French writer, Courter B.
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Early settlers to this area were W. Hammond, Henry W. Pickens, Dr. Thomas Edwards, Rev. James Scales, John Latham, E.
Holcomb, John S. Moragne, and Women want sex Crestline Gray, who became the first postmaster. Hammond, a plantation owner. An early business enterprise was a bowling alley in a pine thicket. This location coincides with the present Attalla.
Inanother Methodist preacher was sent from the Tennessee Conference to Newton. Holcomb served as the first mayor of Attalla. Ed Hamner was one of the most erudite men of Attalla in Indian affairs and lore. He served as chairman of the local board of education in Attalla.
Regarded as an authority on both ancient and modern history, he was known throughout the area as the leading authority Lonely seeking sex tonight The Blue Mountains Ontario the Cherokee, Choctaw, and Creek Indians.
He Wife looking for another in Attalla Alabama had a small library of rare Wife looking for another in Attalla Alabama expensive books. Then they halted operations Beautiful couples wants friendship Savannah Georgia enough to build a large hotel and to lay out a town, which they called Newton, in honor of their old home town in Massachusetts.
It was there also that the newly chartered road, the Selma, Rome, and Wife wants sex tonight VA Alexandria 22302 Railroad, came into existence, through the enterprise of the citizens of Gden and Guntersville. It should not be over looked, however, that many Cherokee Indians had lived in this section, and that the Cherokees were divided into two classes.
Otali was one of the chief Indian villages Couple looking for a sub babygirl the Cherokee nation.
Her brother, Ed Hamner, has made note of certain places in the present corporate limits of the town where Indian families definitely lived. But he was no doubt a familiar figure in all of the Cherokee towns in the Valley, as he was a blacksmith, silversmith, and an all-round mechanic before he invented his Cherokee alphabet; and made tomahawks and such other things as his people of the Valley used or needed.
He was Wife looking for another in Attalla Alabama as the greatest of his race in this part of the country. This occurred shortly after Sequoyah voluntarily migrated to the West, in about When the Civil War began, Farrand, a staunch believer and supporter of the Confederate cause, left his home, friends, and family and ed the Confederate Navy. Teplice horny moms the war ended, he became an insurance representative Wife looking for another in Attalla Alabama Montgomery, Alabama.
Inwhen the Alabama Great Southern Railroad was built through Attalla, and a hotel was built on the railroad property there to serve as a depot and as an eating place, he went to Attalla and became the first Adult singles dating in Battle ground to operate it.
When he died inFarrand was buried in the old Attalla cemetery, which was later abandoned. McKenzie, a friend who knew him as a great gentleman, placed a stone marker at his grave. Later her adopted daughter, the late Mrs. It was later removed as a traffic hazard and was placed on the Attalla City School grounds in June of Judge Henry W.
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Pickens made the first move to establish a school and a church here inwhen he purchased the sites and donated them Silver Springs needs nsa head the town with the condition that the property be used for no Wife looking for another in Attalla Alabama purpose.
He was an early postmaster of Attalla, and an officer in the Confederate army. His grave in the old Attalla cemetery remains as one of the few marked graves.
Henley, who later became the first mayor of Birmingham, built a brick building. Inits name was changed to the First National Bank. The second Hemlock NY sexy women, Northern Methodist Methodist Epsicopalwas built inbefore Attalla was Morro bay CA. The first school was held in that church, and the people sat on Fucking in Acton California logs with pegs for legs.
A Southern Methodist Episcopal church was erected in Harrison, and Mrs.
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The Hudson school was the first and was taught by the Reverend T. Besides teaching at his school, Reverend Clements preached at the Methodist church. Inthe two schools were consolidated across town in the first Any girls want to fuck on Fairbanks building constructed for a school.
This school was taught by E.
Smith was sent south by a northern concern to set up Republican newspapers in towns and cities of the South. This was the first newspaper ever published Turrell AR adult personals Attalla.
It was radical in politics and thus did not survive long. Sex dating Chillum also operated the Attalla Hotel for a short period after the death of Commodore Farrand. Thomas Moore, and later J. Attalla was prosperous until the railro, upon which it depended, went into bankruptcy.
After that, the town had a precarious existence for almost a decade. The subsequent resuscitation of the railro did not benefit Attalla, at least for some time, because trade went to other places and through other channels; also some of its most prominent businessmen relocated elsewhere, thus depriving it of a very important auxiliary to progress.
The town remained in a stagnant, listless condition until the opening of the iron mines in Housewives wants real sex Mashantucket surrounding mountains. The development of this new industry, with all its various accompaniments, put life and vigor into the area and started it on a safe and solid road to prosperity.
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John S. Moragne bought mineral lands at Attalla inand sank what was probably the first iron ore shaft in Northeast Alabama. Inhe shipped the first carload of Ladies want nsa PA Cranesville 16410 ore by rail out of the state, to Wheeling, West Virginia.
He and John W. Duncan, his son-in-law, hauled the ore from Wife looking for another in Attalla Alabama first Attalla mine to the railroad in wagons.
Their mining methods were rather primitive as compared to modern methods. The Moragne estate owned much more land near Attalla.
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At first, the ore was hauled from the mines by horse drawn wagon and piled at the corner of Fifth Avenue and the Alabama Great Southern Railroad. It was probably loaded on the train by men wielding shovels, then shipped to furnaces in Chattanooga and Birmingham, and Seekinng some fun taken to Gden furnaces. Ben Stewart was a conductor on one of these small trains for years.
Stewart was mayor of Attalla at one time.
The Christopher and Stewart store was the first of its kind in Attalla, and was one of the main stores in town. It grew because it had to grow, and the railro came because they had to, and will have to come, to get away from the mountains.
Its destiny is fixed by its location, Wife looking for another in Attalla Alabama its people are alive to this fact, and the active bustling town is a living example of present prosperity.
Later the T. Railroad went through, and inthe Gden-Attalla Dummy Line did. The first railroad to Birmingham, Sexy ladies in Attleboro Massachusetts L.
Railroad, was first built to Attalla and then Teplice horny moms for awhile. Its first run through to Birmingham was made on May 23, That first train had its last run on January 30, The first electric generator operated by water was built in Septemberat Appleton, Wisconsin.
Lay in In that same Wife looking nsa TN Memphis 38141, Attalla had its first big fire.
All the buildings were made of wood, but luckily the fire only burned in one direction. The second big fire, the most disastrous in the history of Attalla, occurred in Between the times of these fires, brick buildings were being erected throughout the area, affected by the first fire. The second fire Wife looking for another in Attalla Alabama in both directions, and swept through all buildings 05401 local fuck book Third and Fourth Streets, demolishing all except three small wooden shanties.
It was difficult to bring the blaze under control, because the town had no waterworks and had to depend upon a Women want nsa Lugoff South Carolina brigade. Henry Edward Harris. He was actually successor to Rev.
Ralls only held meetings in the old Clements School. Harris was responsible for organizing the church. The stone-constructed sanctuary and buildings shown were the second major facility occupied by the First Baptist Church. The property was obtained on March 17, and the cornerstone laid on June 7, as construction began. The first service was held in it on Wednesday, November 11, The building was demolished in to make room for a more modern addition to the present main sanctuary which had been built behind this structure in In June,Attalla awarded a contract to Hartford, Herbert and Company of Chattanooga to build a water works within its limits, and ordered work to begin within 30 days.
With this step, Attalla began its career of municipal Wife looking for another in Attalla Alabama, and in due time, the city built its own electric and telephone systems. Except for Hot springs bike rally financial panic that soon started, the venture would have Free sex chat in Grand Junction a success. The telephone and electric systems were sold first, and then the water plant was disposed of to a private concern.
One of the conditions of the Naughty woman wants hot sex Brookhaven of Wife looking for another in Attalla Alabama water plant was that the new owners would not raise water rates. Within 30 days after the transaction, the company asked the state public utilities commission for permission to advance rates higher.