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The Bell Bomber Plant, Ga (Paperback)

Author: Kirby, Joe

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the heart of marietta ga

by herbert cagle on 12/30/2008

A really good overview of an industry that revitalized a small town. Explains in picture and word how a company grew into one of the major industries in North Ga.

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Few would have believed in the late 1930s that Depression-wracked Marietta and Cobb County, where cotton was still king, would later be the site of the largest industrial complex south of the Mason-Dixon line, or that it would be churning out hundreds of the largest and most technically advanced airplanes ever built to that point. Images of America: The Bell Bomber Plant uses more than 200 photographs to recount how opportunistic local leaders persuaded the federal government to build an airfield in Marietta and then parlayed it into the plant. It tells the story of how a workforce of undereducated farmers and thousands of "Rosie the Riveters" proved surprisingly adept at mastering the technical challenges of building bombers, and of how the plant jump-started the transformation of Cobb County from a semi-rural backwater to a suburban Southern powerhouse.

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Publisher Arcadia Pub
Mfg Part# 9780738567457
SKU 208358328
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0738567450
Release Date 10/1/2008
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0127
Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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