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Book on Smyrna's History On Sale Today

The book uses vintage photographs to help tell the story of the city's past.

"Images of America: Smyrna" is now on sale at the Smyrna History Museum. Credit: Arcadia Publishing
"Images of America: Smyrna" is now on sale at the Smyrna History Museum. Credit: Arcadia Publishing
Smyrna lifers and history buffs can get their hands on a book written about the Jonquil City's rich past today.

"Images of America: Smyrna," uses stunning photographs and well-researched writing to tell the story of Smyrna, which began as a religious camp site in the early 19th century, was devastated by the Civil War, and eventually became an economic hub when Bell Aircraft built a bomber plant in the area during World War II. The plant survives today under the stewardship of Lockheed-Martin, and Smyrna is a bustling community that is soon to play host to a Major League Baseball stadium.

The book was written and compiled by locals Harold Lee Smith, former mayor and co-founder of the Smyrna Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. and the Smyrna History Museum and Kara M. Hunter-Oden, curator of the Smyrna History Museum and vice president of the Smyrna Historical and Genealogical Society.

The book is now available for purchase at the Smyrna History Museum for $21.99.

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