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  • Collection: Northport - People and Places

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A marker, called a unity marker by Ben Windham in his Jan. 8, 2006, column in the Tuscaloosa News, can be seen from the walking trail along the Northport, Alabama, levee near the old 1898 M&O Railroad Trestle. Often mistaken for a grave stone, the…

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To the far right: Mr. Lucian Strong.
To the extreme right: Christian Store.
In the center of the street: Mr. Wells and Mr. Seales.

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Main Avenue in Northport is shown after a snowstorm on January 24, 1948. The eight-inch snowfall was said to the the heaviest since 1936. While there were three snow storms in 1940, they did not produce as much snow. After one, however, a reading of…

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Main Street in Northport is covered with snow. Standing in the street are (left) Gordon Darden who sold insurance in Northport and (right) Hamner Patton, who was associated with Oakridge Dairy. The man in the middle is unknown.

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Downtown Northport including Anders Hardware which has been in business since February 8, 1909.

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Main Street in Northport looking north

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Northport's Main Avenue under water.

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This photo shows the City Café and Maxwell Tire and Oil Company on Main Street in Northport during the 1951 flood.

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The O.M. Davis home at 213 Bridge Avenue in Northport flooded on April 13, 1979. The flood level was at 65.7 feet. The record level at that time was a flood in 1961 that reached 66.7 feet.

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Newly built in 1965, the building housed, not only city government and Northport police, but Northport's first fire department, as well. Prior to April of 1965, the city of Tuscaloosa handled all fire calls in Northport.

The city moved to new…
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