• Overview
  • Details
  • Author
  • More About This Book
Although German immigrants were not the first to settle in the area now known as Cullman, they are the ones who put the city on the map by incorporating the town in 1874. The original five families that Col. John G. Cullmann recruited to colonize the town quickly grew into many more. With the assistance of local people, the Germans adapted to their new environment, and the colony took root. The strong German heritage and influence is still widespread today. Cullman was, and still is, an agricultural town. Immigrants discovered that cotton, sweet potatoes, and strawberries would readily grow in the area, and they wasted no time in filling the earth with these and other crops. Cullman also thrived on other industry, including numerous factories and merchants. The railroad running through the town played no small part in both the colonization and success of Cullman.
ISBN: 9780738598765
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Alabama
Series: Images of America
Images: 186
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Cullman County native Melanie Patterson has compiled a collection of photographs representing all aspects of the town from its infancy to its prominence as a destination spot in north Alabama as far back as the late 19th century. Contributors include the Cullman County Museum, Cullman County Library, Alabama Department of Archives and History, the Library of Congress, and private individuals.
More About This Book