Kimberly Eck and Jennifer Linko February 13, 2013 Arcadia Publishing
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The partner communities of Whiting and Robertsdale epitomize Americana and the melting-pot concept at its finest. Whiting started out as a small, frontier-like town settled by German and Irish immigrants and quickly became a booming industrial city after Standard Oil Company arrived in 1889 to build a refinery. Neighboring Robertsdale became home to thousands of Eastern European immigrants who came to the area in search of jobs and new opportunities. Together, they built beautiful churches, quality schools, and recreational facilities.