Amory (Images of America) (Paperback)

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In November 1887, the Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad (KCM&B) later the St. Louis San Francisco Railroad, or Frisco established a new town as a halfway point on its route between Memphis and Birmingham. The town was named Amory in honor of Harcourt Amory, a prominent Bostonian and railroad executive. The 500 acres the railroad purchased from Amanda Owen were surveyed and drawn into plots parallel to the railroad tracks, creating Mississippi's first planned community. Amory prospered as men like E.D. Gilmore and Archibald Dalrymple moved to town and opened up shop. Businesses and homes from nearby Cotton Gin Port on the Tombigbee River were moved to Amory to be part of the growing town. The garment industry played a vital part in Amory's development, as the Glenn and Longenecker families established factories that made the town known as the Pants Capital of the World. Today, the community is home to a regional medical center, top-rated schools, and a diverse mixture of retail and industrial businesses.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781467112888
ISBN-10: 1467112887
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: December 8th, 2014
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America