During the Prohibition era, organized crime increased. Big-name gangsters like Al Capone ruled the streets while public enemies such as Bonnie and Clyde swept across the country. One of the most infamous criminals of this time was George Francis . . . — — Map (db m201974) HM
Area's oldest settlement.
Platted by landowner B. F. Banks,
who also gave lots for public
use. Named, 1875, for lush growth
of cotton planted by John Bridges,
blacksmith, to finance a trip to
Alabama to bring back his bride.
Paradise . . . — — Map (db m146871) HM