Why did our early fathers decided to create a new county from several others? Why was the area later name Etowah, and what most important thing affected them to call it by that name?
The Vagabond doubts one can easily find the answer under Internet sear-ches, as it took several years to come up with the answers. The VagabondRead more »
There have been many efforts to mine gold in Eto-wah and adjoining counties, mostly with small profit, although in some instances a few nuggets of real gold were found. There have been several stories about Indians pointing out where gold could be found and about the various kinds of mining carried on by white men who believed the IndianRead more »
Last week The Vagabond talked about R.A. Mitchell and Robert L. Adams Sr., who were involved in Gadsden’s first car accident on Lookout Mountain.
This week there’s more on Robert Adams, who was a son of a pioneer Alabama family and one of the early developers of the state’s telephone service. He lived to be 87 and wasRead more »
The first automobile accident in Gadsden was believed to have been around August of 1903. The mishap was nearly fatal for R.L. Adams and R.A. Mitchell, two of the most prominent men of the city.
A resident of Atlanta, Adams came here to become manager of the joint offices of the Western Union Telegraph Company and the Southern BellRead more »
The Vagabond recently pulled out a speech prepared and presented in the 1980’s by The Vagabond’s father, Dr. Kenneth A. Crownover, who was a combustion engineer and energy coordinator for the Southern District of Republic Steel Corporation and gave speeches to Gadsden area clubs as a member of the Republic Steel Corporation Speakers Bureau.
Dr. Crownover continues:
“The projectRead more »