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The community of Hoover began as a seed planted in the young mind of William Henry Hoover Sr. (1890–1979). Hoover's father dreamed of a city for working families, and the younger Hoover used this vision as a road map to build a strong municipality that grew with business, community, and family living. Through hard work and determination, Hoover opened Employers Mutual of Alabama's first office in Birmingham in 1922. He later founded the early town of Hoover in 1954 and in 1958 moved his company to the area that would be incorporated in 1967 as the city of Hoover. Several nearby communities are older than the city itself. Images of America: Hoover looks at Bluff Park, Shades Mountain, Rocky Ridge, Green Valley, and Patton (Patton's) Chapel as some of the early areas where Hoover's great story began.
ISBN: 9781467112185
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Alabama
Series: Images of America
Images: 197
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Former editor for FOX6 News and bluffparkal.org volunteer Heather Jones Skaggs returns with her second book in the Images of America series. Images of America: Hoover showcases photographs from many sources to illustrate the historic communities and the beginning years of this now growing metropolis of Hoover.
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