By Mike Goodson
Gadsden started as a small stagecoach cease at the banks of the Coosa River, the place weary tourists may relaxation whereas touring among Jacksonville and Huntsville. often called Double Springs, the small payment consisted of a number of log dwellings, a shop, a faculty, and a put up workplace. In 1840, the arriving of Gabriel Hughes and his spouse, Asenath, through Gabriel's brother Joseph Hughes, resulted in the founding of a brand new city that may ultimately develop into Gadsden.
In the times earlier than and through international battle II, new introduced jobs to the Gadsden Ordnance Plant and civilian jobs to Camp Sibert. Following the top of the conflict, the world skilled a go back to normalcy and a good time of progress while Gadsden's struggling with males back home.
Gadsden has additionally been blessed with unheard of management through the years, which has propelled it from a small village at the banks of the Coosa River to the "City of Champions" and an All-America urban.
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