Southern Frigid-Dough – Florence, Alabama

Southern Frigid Dough

By Jeremy Britten for Shoals History.

Thomas McGough (1906-2001) purchased the Florence bakery from M.P. Curran in 1941 and 5 years later, phased out the baking side of the business when he incorporated the Southern Frigid-Dough company.



History of the Florence Fire Department


Florence Fire Department

By Jeremy Britten of Shoals History.


Florence Fire Department was founded on April 25, 1828 as a volunteer fire company made up of every male in Florence between the ages of 18 and 50. It decreed that each house must have its own ladder and its own leather […]

Allentown, the City Without a Chimney


by Jeremy Britten, for Shoals History. The Idea

Billed as the biggest opportunity North Alabama ever saw, Allentown was to become a new industrial development powered completely by hydro-electric power from two dams built on Cypress Creek. The “City Without A Chimney”, read a tagline used in all advertisements. The basis of […]