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New Book Highlights the History of Cordova
Local authors team up to tell the history of the area using stunning images
The simple lifestyle once shared by many families on rural farmlands in Cordova is but a dream of yesteryear, as those days are long gone. Images of America: Cordova uses vintage images to allow modern readers to better understand what life would have been like in the beginning years of the town.
Early settlers spread into the adjacent communities of Sanga, Bethany, Pisgah, Lenow and Morning Sun. Children from these areas went to the original brick Cordova School. Families held social gatherings at the school and local churches. At one time, 92 percent of the fresh flowers sold in Memphis were grown in Cordova; thus the town’s motto: “Farms, Flowers, Fellowship.”
Highlights of Cordova include:
• Rarely before seen images that document the establishment of churches, schools and businesses in Cordova.
• “Too true to believe” local stories, such as the story about how early trains came to a complete stop to allow conductors to open farm gates or how Macon Road, once straight, became so curvy.
• Author profits from the sale of this book are being donated to the Cordova Museum.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.
Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com/