Whiting and Robertsdale

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The partner communities of Whiting and Robertsdale epitomize Americana and the melting-pot concept at its finest. Whiting started out as a small, frontier-like town settled by German and Irish immigrants and quickly became a booming industrial city after Standard Oil Company arrived in 1889 to build a refinery. Neighboring Robertsdale became home to thousands of Eastern European immigrants who came to the area in search of jobs and new opportunities. Together, they built beautiful churches, quality schools, and recreational facilities. They raised their families to be proud Americans and incorporated traditions from their homelands into daily life. This pictorial history is a tribute to the citizens who created a warm and inviting environment amidst the cold, hard steel of the industries that surrounded them and who left behind a legacy rich in tradition, tenacity, and a tendency to celebrate everything!
ISBN: 9780738598611
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Indiana
Series: Images of America
Images: 220
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Kimberly Eck and Jennifer Linko both have the privilege of calling Whiting-Robertsdale their hometown. Their ancestors emigrated from Czechoslovakia in the early 1900s and helped to build and support the Whiting-Robertsdale community from its early beginnings. They have carefully selected photographs from the collections of their families and friends to share the unique history of this community from a variety of perspectives.
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