Clarke County

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Clarke County is a beautifully wooded and peaceful spot in west Alabama with a long and rich history.Bounded on the east by the Alabama River and on thewest by the Tombigbee River, Clarke County's richtimberlands serve as the source for pine timber markets throughout the world. The fantastic hunting and fishing in the county are known throughout the South. Clarke County's history includes the story of the Mitcham War, a period of unrest in 1893 that reached state-wide proportions in notoriety. The county's history is one largely comprised of the working men and women who have contributed to the cultural tapestry of the area. This visual journey begins around the time of the earliest woodcut of the courthouse in Grove Hill, built in 1832, and continues through the 1940s. Many of the images in this collection have never before been published. These fascinating glimpses into Clarke County's past are combined with a well-researched text to uncover many long-forgotten stories and a colorful cast of characters.
ISBN: 9780738568713
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Alabama
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In Clarke County, author and historian Joyce White Burrage has compiled a detailed and lovingly crafted look at the people and places of the area. She is the author of a weekly newspaper column entitled “Looking Through the Past,” and is co-author of The Mitcham War of Clarke County, Alabama.
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