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Long before the creation of its famous lake in 1939, Guntersville had a reputation for ferries, farms, and factories. Its streets bustled with customers patronizing shops, cafés, and movie theaters. Ranging from the Nedofik Surgical Sofa Company and the Basket Factory to the Saratoga Victory Mills, Guntersville’s diverse industries helped the community thrive. Today, businesses like Wayne Farms Feedmill and Kappler, Inc., continue to reflect the city’s industrial nature. This rich manufacturing history coupled with lake tourism meant Guntersville drew visits from an array of actors, singers, authors, scientists, and politicians. Many came frequently, and a few chose to stay. A mesh of new and old, industry and lake, Guntersville continues to charm.
ISBN: 9781467105644
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Alabama
Series: Images of America
Images: 236
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Whitney A. Snow is an associate professor of history at Midwestern State University. She is the editor of The Civil War Diaries of Cassie Fennell: A Young Confederate Woman in North Alabama, 1859–1865. Barbara J. Snow is a retired teacher/counselor who belongs to the Guntersville Historical Society and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She enjoys volunteering at the Marshall County Archives. Whitney and Barbara are the coauthors of the book Lake Guntersville.
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