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To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Black Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway a dedication ceremony was held to unveil a 13-foot memorial marker on October 30, 2015.The text on the marker follows:Evolution of the Black Warrior –…

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This drawing published April 8, 1917, shows a building that was to house The Tuscaloosa News. The building was designed by architect D.O. Whilldin for the owners Messers Persons and Claybaugh (sic). The building was to be built at the corner of Broad…

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The Battle-deGraffenried House was built around 1835 for William Battle and his wife, Susannah. Unfortunately, the Battles fell victim to the recession of 1857 and had to move out of their home and in with William's parents, Alfred and Millicent…

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On the front right, holding flag, is Montgomery Inge Burton. He was a member of the Home Guard that defended the covered bridge across the Black Warrior River that connected Northport and Tuscaloosa on April 3, 1865 against Brigadier General John T.…

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On March 6, 2017, a commemorative program was held to unveil a historical marker remembering Tuscaloosa County victims of lynching. The marker is in front of the Old Jail at 2803 6th Street, Tuscaloosa.

The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) works…

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The historic Kennedy House near the Bibb County Courthouse in Centreville, was built in 1837 as a stagecoach stop and hotel called the Eagle Tavern. Union officers took over the hotel during the Civil War and federal troops remained in the building…

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Neilson Laseter, Sam Beatty and Carl M. Moseley Jr. are shown in this YMCA photo. The Men's Y Club met at the Tuscaloosa YMCA where members practiced their public speaking.

Laseter was a survivor of WWII and came back to Tuscaloosa after the war…

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Teacher Belle Strickland is standing behind her model class.

Baptist affiliated Alabama Central Female College (formerly the State Capitol) is in the background. After the seat of government was moved to Montgomery in 1847, the Tuscaloosa…

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Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Fred R. Maxwell was the nation’s oldest naval aviator at the time of his death at 99 in 1988.

Maxwell won his aviator’s wings as a World War I reserve officer at the naval air station in Pensacola, Florida, just 15…

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The date of this photo of students at Ralph School is unknown.

In the front row are Chester Barton, Floyd Phillips, Bessie Poole, Stella Phillips, Hortense Phillips and Aileen Phillips.

In the second row are Willie Phillips, Phelan Beck, Tom…
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