New Albany in Vintage Postcards

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The scenic town of New Albany lies along the banks of the Ohio River, opposite Louisville, Kentucky. Founded in 1813 and incorporated in 1839, New Albany grew to be the largest city in Indiana by the mid-1800s. Its location below the falls of the Ohio River boosted shipping and boat-building and promoted the building of some of the city's most notable residences, many of which still stand along Main Street. Through more than 200 vintage postcards, authors David C. Barksdale and Robyn Davis Sekula guide the reader on a tour of New Albany's past. The images highlight the city's early schools and churches and its first library. Others juxtapose flooding disaster and centennial celebration.
ISBN: 9780738533865
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Indiana
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Born and raised in New Albany, David C. Barksdale is a teacher who serves as the Floyd County Historian and as president of the Floyd County Historical Society. He helped compile Floyd County: The Early Years. Co-author Robyn Davis Sekula is a freelance writer who wrote the Arcadia title St. Joseph: A Postcard History. Until 2003, she worked as a full-time newspaper reporter and editor in the Southeast and Midwest.
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