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By Bo Miller,Sue Brown

In November 1887, the Kansas urban, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad (KCM&B)--later the St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad, or "Frisco"--established a brand new city as a midway element on its course among Memphis and Birmingham. town was once named Amory in honor of Harcourt Amory, a well-known Bostonian and railroad government. the five hundred acres the railroad bought from Amanda Owen have been surveyed and drawn into plots parallel to the railroad tracks, developing Mississippi's first deliberate group. Amory prospered as males like E.D. Gilmore and Archibald Dalrymple moved to city and unfolded store. companies and houses from close by Cotton Gin Port at the Tombigbee River have been moved to Amory to be a part of the growing to be city. The garment performed an integral part in Amory's improvement, because the Glenn and Longenecker households verified factories that made town often called the "Pants Capital of the World." this present day, the group is domestic to a nearby scientific middle, foremost faculties, and a various mix of retail and business businesses.

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