Founded in 1805, Hunstville brought many “firsts” to the state of Alabama – including the first bank, the first public library, and the first cotton mill. The city hosted the 1819 constitutional convention that formed the state of Alabama, and served as the first state capital. Huntsvillians have long enjoyed a progressive community of the forefront of the state’s growth in the areas of business and technology, and have also created a vibrant social and cultural atmosphere.
Author Bio: Celebrated within these pages are the landmarks of Huntsville, captured in the early part of the 20th century on vintage postcards. Old-timers and new residents alike will delight in this unique and engaging tribute to their hometown, lovingly crafted by local resident and postcard collector Alan C. Wright.
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