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This mill, Alabama's first paper mill, began operations in April, 1929.

In 1884, Herbert Euguene Westervelt began a career in the paper making industry in Illinois. In 1928, the mill and offices were consolidated and moved to Tuscaloosa as the…

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The rig of Hurdis Thomson of Northport, ready for the 1916 Tuscaloosa centennial parade, is shown in front of the Tuscaloosa Female College carrying ladies dressed for the occasion.

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William W. Brandon was an American Democratic politician who was the 37th governor of Alabama from 1923 to 1927.

Brandon was born in Talladega, Alabama, but grew up in Tuscaloosa. He attended Tuscaloosa High School and studied law at the…

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The cemetery was formed when a student died in 1839 and was buried on campus. His family eventually has his body moved, but another student, William J. Crawford, who died of typhus fever on July 6, 1844, was buried in the same grave. President Manly…

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According to U.S., Headstone and Interment Records for U.S. Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, 1942-1949, Pfc. Adam Wade was killed on December 29, 1944, while serving with the 366th Infantry Regiment. Pfc. Wade was the son of Mrs. Julian Wade of…

Sgt. Marshall A. Poore was killed in 1942 while in the service of his country. A photo of Sgt. Poore's grave can be found at this site: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=111258469&PIpi=158803192.

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Robert Loveman was a poet and songwriter who was quite popular in his day. He composed a poem called "Rain Song." often called "April Showers," with the line "It isn't raining rain you know. It's raining violets."

Loveman attended the University…

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A historical marker on the Black Warrior River near the Hugh Thomas Bridge reads:

Captain Benjamin F. Eddins

Born in South Carolina in 1813, Benjamin Farrar Eddins raised and led a company of volunteers that served in the 41st Alabama Infantry…

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A historic marker erected on the banks of the Black Warrior River near the Hugh Thomas Bridge in Tuscaloosa reads:

Born a slave in South Carolina in 1807, Horace King became a master bridge builder while working with John Godwin. With the aid of…

According to U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962, Pfc. Doyle H. Spann died on March 2, 1945, while serving with the United States Army in Europe. Pfc. Spann was the son of Harvey and Ida Spann. A photo of Pfc. Spann's grave can…
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