News Staff Report
Nancy Bosenberg Karrick’s book on Atmore is available, following her book signing Tuesday, October 17.
A research project that began for Karrick in 1986, while living in Belgium, comes to fruition this month with the release of Memories of Main Street: Atmore, Alabama — A Special Place Remembered in Words and Pictures, produced by NewSouth, Inc. The project which began with a few old snapshots saved in a scrapbook was expanded over the decades. Research was done, interviews arranged, and additional photos taken, which come together in a new hardcover book showcasing the history and character of the place where Karrick was born and raised and lived most of her life.
Memories of Main Street is a fond recollection of the people who walked the sidewalks in downtown Atmore and shopped the businesses that operated there going back to the period of the town’s founding. It’s a street-by-street history of the place — of timber, turpentine, and cotton. Karrick intended the book to be an informative guidebook, but what emerges on its pages is much more. It’s a portrait of small-town life in a Deep South state, the first of its kind about Atmore.
Nancy Karrick was a co-researcher with her husband Charles on the writing of his history of The Bank of Atmore. This is her first published book.
Memories of Main Street is available at Philanthropic Seed and at Atmore News, 128 S. Main Street.
Destany Morris at Philanthropic Seed is accepting all forms of payment – cash, check, and credit and debit cards.
At the Atmore News office, payment is by check only, $32.95, payable to Nancy Karrick. No credit cards or cash are being accepted at Atmore News.