Events of Interest

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Events of Interest

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Important events in the country including World Wars I and II or in the West Alabama area including racial intergration of the University of Alabama, natural disasters and civic celebrations. Items are arranged in chronological order. Some of the major events are:

Centennial Celebration, 1916
World War I
World War II
Integration of the University of Alabama, 1963
Tuscaloosa Civil Rights March, 1964
Tornado of April 27, 2011

Also includes the front pages of the Tuscaloosa News on historic occasions

Civic events such as parades are documented as well.

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Collection Items

Black Warrior's Town
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…

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

Tuscaloosa Centennial Program, 1916
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 Centennial Pageant
A pageant during Tuscaloosa's centennial celebration was held on May 30, 1916 in Guild Woods.

Tuscaloosa Centennial Parade, 1916
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.

Tuscaloosa Centennial Parade Float, 1916
Two unidentified boys ride in a decorated cart in the Tuscaloosa Centennial Parade on May 30, 1916. The float is photographed in front of the Governor's Mansion, now the University Club, on Queen City Avenue at University Boulevard on May 30, 1916.

Tuscaloosa Centennial Parade Float, 1916
An unidentified float is prepared for the Tuscaloosa Centennial Parade on May 30, 1916.

Tuscaloosa Centennial Parade Float, 1916
An unidentified float is prepared to enter the Tuscaloosa Centennial Parade on May 30, 1916. The photograph shows the Governor's Mansion, now the University Club, on Queen City Avenue at University Boulevard.

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

Beautiful women in Tuscaloosa Centennial Parade, 1916
A coach with four lovely young women in the Tuscaloosa Centennial Parade is photographed in front of Louis Wiesel Store on Broad Street, now University Boulevard, on May 30, 1916.
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