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Ernest W. "Rainy" Collins (1911 - 2004) was mayor of Tuscaloosa from 1976-1981., elected from a field of 20 candidates after the death of Mayor C. Snow Hinton in office.

Collins' was unopposed in 1977 and was re-elected for a full term, which was…

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Jack Cozine, considered one of the finest dancers in Tuscaloosa at the time, portrayed the Warrior River "leading his band of nixies (water spirits) clad in blue and white "now gently undulating, now leaping madly," as described in The Tuscaloosa…

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The Tuscaloosa Cotton Seed Oil Company float was one of many industrial and merchandise floats in the Tuscaloosa Centennial Parade on May 30, 1916. The float was pulled by a large four-horse team carrying 38 different kinds of food products made by…

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The queen of the Tuscaloosa Centennial Parade, Julia Lucille Nuzum Morris, and her attendant, Annalee Fitts, are shown in the Tuscaloosa Centennial Parade in 1916.

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The Rose Store float in Tuscaloosa's Centennial parade was "profusely decorated with roses, as well as a bunting and festoons. In the center of their float was a big flower basket filled with the prettiest roses and girls to be found in Tuscaloosa,…

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An unidentified float is prepared for the Tuscaloosa Centennial Parade on May 30, 1916.

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The pageant illustrating the history of Tuscaloosa was performed twice on May 31, 1916, with over 500 participants in Guild Woods. This photo shows Indians who lived in the area meeting De Soto.

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A coach with four lovely young women in the Tuscaloosa Centennial Parade is photographed in front of Louis Wiesel Store on Broad Street, now University Boulevard, on May 30, 1916.

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An unidentified float is prepared to enter the Tuscaloosa Centennial Parade on May 30, 1916. The photograph shows the Governor's Mansion, now the University Club, on Queen City Avenue at University Boulevard.

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Two unidentified boys ride in a decorated cart in the Tuscaloosa Centennial Parade on May 30, 1916. The float is photographed in front of the Governor's Mansion, now the University Club, on Queen City Avenue at University Boulevard on May 30, 1916.
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