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The historical marker for Black Warrior's Town is located in front of Tuscaloosa Fire Department No. 8 at 2200 Eutaw Highway.

The sign reads: One half mile north was the Creek Indian village known as Black Warrior's Town, of which Oce-Oche-Motla…

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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…

Front page of The Tuscaloosa News, May 7, 1915, after the Lusitania was sunk by a German U-boat.

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The program for the Tuscaloosa Centennial in 1916. Includes a full description of the different events. It also names the Executive Committee for the Celebration. The committee was made up of: F.G. Blair- Chairman, Sam F. Clabaugh- Secretary, W.W.…

Tuscaloosa's Centennial was celebrated in 1916 (rather than 1919) to coincide with the 100th Anniversary of the first white settlers in the area.

The city was very excited to celebrate the first 100 years of Tuscaloosa with pageants and a parade.

The Alston Building is decorated for the 1916 centennial celebration of the settlement of Tuscaloosa.

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Blondheim came from Washington D.C., to Tuscaloosa and began working as a salesman for the firm of Friedman & Rosenau, continuing with them until April, 1895, when he opened his own store which grew nicely from its modest start. His business was…

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Reenactors during the 1916 Tuscaloosa Centennial.

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City Commissioners alight from their official car as the 1916 Centennial Parade ends in front of City Hall on Greensboro Avenue. The commissioners were Cliff Atkinson, D. Beatty Robertson, and Hugh Prince.

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Dance of the Vegetables - performed May 30, 1916 at Tuscaloosa's Centennial Celebration.
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