Up From the Ashes: The Rebirth of Phenix City shows how the National Guard crushed a crime syndicate here in 1954, radically changing the course of this historic river town.
By all indications, Childersburg is, and always has been, a quiet little town. But that is not the case. During the 1940s Childersburg experienced explosive growth when the US Army decided to locate an ammunition plant there. Thousands of people from across the nation came to work on the massive construction project spreading over 13,500 acres.
“On the Azalea Trail,” a documentary produced and directed by Max Shores for Alabama Public Television in 2000, tells about the flowering of tourism based on Mobile’s flora and fauna and the development of the area’s horticultural industry.