New Book Highlights the History of Cordova

Local authors team up to tell the history of the area using stunning images
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. - June 24, 2013 - PRLog -- The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series is Cordova from local authors Darlene Hooker Sawyer and Dr. Jane Howles Hooker. The book boasts more than 200 vintage of days gone by in this Tennessee community.

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.” Though it was eventually annexed by the City of Memphis, many historic homes and buildings still remain in the old town area in the heart of Cordova.

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
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