Retrospect: The founding of Anniston

Samuel Noble's Woodstock Iron Company of Alabama ushered in a model of the "New South"

The Woodstock Iron Company. Photo courtesy of Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County, Alabama Room. Henry Grady claimed he could see the future. Two decades after the end of the Civil War, the Atlanta Constitution editor predicted the impending arrival of a “New South,” one no longer solely dependent upon agriculture. Grady’s…

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