Welcome to Anniston!
Anniston is a city located in the Calhoun County from the U.S. state of Alabama and representing the seat (county seat) of Countyverwaltung.
Anniston is a site of iron, steel and cotton processing.
Anniston has an airport with the IATA - code "ANB".
In 1865 a settlement at the site of today's Anniston was destroyed during the Civil War by the Confederate troops, and in 1872 it was rebuilt. The official history of the site began in 1879 as the Woodstock Iron Works built the place as a settlement for workers. The name was derived originally from the name of the wife of the owner of the foundry - "Annie's Town". Anniston began in the early twentieth century to grow rapidly and became the "model city of the South" (a quotation from the journalist Henry W. Grady) for the interaction of industrial development, work and life.
In 1917 the U.S. Army base of Fort McCellan established here with a depot for ammunition.
From 1929, here was also a great industry of PCBs which were made for the electrical industry, but this produced a lot of toxicity from the substance and the degree of pollution was huge, things that were kept secret for the population but no longer in the 1960s the problem was announced in a nationwide debate.
At 14th May 1961 a bus of the Civil Rights Movement Freedom Riders, who was against the segregation laws, ignited protests in the southern United States, by citizens Annistons and beat the occupants.
After more than 10 years, reports and court cases related to pollution in Anniston and the surrounding area by PCBs and other chemicals, put in charge of the chemical the company Monsanto and in 1977 the production was shut for good. Anniston today is considered a historical monument to reckless industrialization without regard to man and nature.
Since 2003, the U.S. Army and the companies they contracted for the destruction of the stored stocks of nerve gas in Anniston ( sarin, mustard gas and VX ) is the largest employer in the region.
In Standt there are a number of schools. Among the Anniston High School, Anniston Middle School and fifth- primary schools (Cobb Elementary, Constantine Elementary, Golden Springs Elementary, Randolph Park Elementary, Tenth Street Elementary) there are also several private and Christian schools and a community college, the Gadsden State Community College.
From the station you can take the train and ride to New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Charlotte, Atlanta, Birmingham and New Orleans.
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