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Lake Guntersville  Cover Image Book Book

Lake Guntersville

Summary: "Guntersville, once called 'The Playground of the South,' is a lovely city amid the Appalachian foothills. John Gunter came to this area along the Tennessee River in 1785, created a trading post, and married Cherokee Chief Bushyhead's daughter. Around 1818, Gunter's son Edward formed a ferry, which was called Gunter's Ferry, later Gunter's Village, and eventually Gunter's Landing. In 1838, Gunter's Landing was a departure site for Cherokees forcibly sent west on the Trail of Tears. Guntersville was shelled in 1862 and almost completely burned in 1865 by Union forces. Even with this rich history, widespread fame did not descend until the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) created Lake Guntersville in 1939. With the formation of the lake, Guntersville became a tourist haven, one known primarily for fishing and boating but also hydroplane races, beauty pageants, campgrounds, beaches, and Little Mountain State Park (later Lake Guntersville State Park). The city remains one of the most popular lake destinations in the South." --

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  • ISBN: 9781467128063
  • ISBN: 1467128066
  • Physical Description: print
    127 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, [2018]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: The Lake -- Beauty Pageants -- Recreation and Tourism -- Scenes and Personalities.
Subject: Guntersville Lake (Ala. and Tenn.) History Pictorial works
Guntersville (Ala.) History Pictorial works
Guntersville (Ala.) Social life and customs Pictorial works
Manners and customs
Alabama Guntersville
United States Guntersville Lake
Genre: History.
Pictorial works.

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