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William Robert "Bobby" Miller was a longtime county commissioner in Tuscaloosa County (AL). He was first elected to the commission at 35 years of age in 1977 when commissioners served at-large, but when the commission was divided into districts, he…

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Few people can call the University of Alabama campus home. Students and even presidents of the institution live there only temporarily. Wilma Hosea O’Rourke, born on Nov. 28, 1921, grew up there.

Zeb Hosea, O’Rourke’s father, was a…

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When Tuscaloosa gave up its electric trolley system, the cars were sold to the city of Montreal, Canada, in 1942. The postcard shows one of the cars in use in 1948. The information on the back of the postcard is shown.

The history of…

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Aliceville is the largest city in Pickens County, Alabama. It was home to a World War II German prisoner of war camp, which is now the focus of the Aliceville Museum.

Located in the southern part of the county, Aliceville is named for Alyce…

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Denny Chimes, on the Quad at the University of Alabama, was built in 1929 to honor longtime University of Alabama President George H. Denny, who served as the president from 1911-1936 and then briefly in 1942.

Money was raised by students to build…

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The old Barnett School, August, 1916, was on Barger Road in Tuscaloosa County. It burned around 2006. On the site in 2016 is the Gospel Tabernacle.

The director of the school was Jesse Lee Howell (left); he also taught music. He eventually…

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The 1962 Holt High School baseball team won the 1962 Warrior Athletic Conference. Pictured are, front row from left, Danny Turner, Carl Archibald, Willis Reynolds, Jack Clary, Ray Hendrix, Jimmy McKay, Roy Johnson, Larry Carson, and Mike Hickman;…

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Tokens for O'Rourke Bros Merchant Tailors were good for $2.50 on a suit or overcoat. Owners were Val and Henry O'Rourke. The company was located at 2312 7th Street in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Their phone number was 903.

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The historic Phoenix Hotel in Carrollton, Alabama, showed the ravages of time as it faced demolition in 1966.

The hotel was built in 1841 and was demolished to make room for a new county activities building. Probate Judge Robert H. Kirksey said…

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The building was built in 1914 by Gordo's first town council to house Mayor Benjamin Garrison's office, city courtroom and jail. It was used as city hall and jail until 1949. Records show it to be the oldest remaining brick structure in Gordo. It was…
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