Trussville, Alabama: A Brief History
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Long before Trussville became the commercial hub of northeastern Jefferson County, settlers fell in love with the area's fertile land and proximity to Alabama's longest free-flowing river, the Cahaba. In the late 1930s, a New Deal initiative known as the Cahaba Project established nearly three hundred new homes in the city, a community that became a historic treasure. The Trussville Academy opened its doors in 1869 and is the area's first educational institution. Camp Gertrude Coleman, which opened in 1925, is the third-longest-operating Girl Scouts camp in the nation, remaining open even during the Great Depression and World War II. Join author Gary Lloyd as he recounts the people and events that make Trussville one of the most desirable places to live in Alabama.
The History Press
: 9781626191853
: The History Press
: 04/15/2014
: Alabama
: Brief History
: 36 Black And White
: 128
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Gary Lloyd, a Trussville, Alabama native, has been the editor of the "Trussville Tribune" from November 2010 to June 2012 and January 2013 to present. Lloyd has also been a general assignment reporter for the "Magee (MS) Courier/Simpson County News" and an associate editor at Cahaba Media Group in Birmingham, Alabama. He has freelanced for the "Tuscaloosa News" and the "Birmingham News." Lloyd earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Alabama in December 2009.
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