"Jane, the book is outstanding and is a treasure to Leeds. You and Pat have provided us a gift of the ages. I have read it twice and given it as a gift already."
Superintendent of the Leeds City School system and a descendant of Hezekiah Moor, one of the founders of Leeds.
Jane Newton Henry and Pat Hall will sign their book, Leeds, on the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Monkey's Uncle Christmas Shoppe in historic downtown Leeds, Alabama. The Monkey's Uncle Christmas Shoppe is located at 8032 Parkway Drive.
The Leeds Fall Festival and John Henry Celebration will take place in downtown Leeds on Sept. 21 and 22. This community-wide event will include live entertainment on three stages, great food, arts and crafts, a car show, lots of activities for children and young people, and two performances of "Listen to that Cold Steel Ring," an outdoor play about John Henry, the steel drivin' man. Admission and parking are free. For more information about the festival, go to http://leedsfallfestival.com.
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I have collaborated with Leeds native Pat hall to write Leeds, a history of the small city that straddles Jefferson, Shelby and St. Clair counties. The book was released by Arcadia Publishing on October 1, 2012.
Leeds is the first history of Leeds, Alabama, to be published nationally. It includes 200 photographs that tell the story of the people of Leeds, from the first generation to the present one, and their many accomplishments that make the city a pleasant place to live.
To order your copy from Amazon, or find out more about the book, please click here.