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Fellopwship Baptist Church is located on the Gordo-Reform Road. It was established in 1832 and was constituted an orthodox Baptist church by the then Cahaba Asssociation on August 3, 1833. Originally located in the  Hargrove Community, legendary…

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A monument for Captain William Dollar, said to have been a soldier in the Revolutionary War (undocumented) stands in the cemetery of Fellowship Baptist Church on Gordo-Reform Road. It Is said that the monument stands on land where Dollar had his…

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The Sand Mountain Meeting House Cemetery was created on land donated by Nimrod Hendrick (1778-1862). Hendrick was a soldier in the War of 1812 and was given land in Duncanville, south of Tuscaloosa, for his service. The cemetery was abandoned and…

Nimrod Hendrick.jpg
The photo is of the grave of Nimrod Hendrick, a Tuscaloosa pioneer who served in the War of 1812, and received a land warrant for his service near present day Duncanville, south of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.   He deeded land to the Sand Mountain Methodist…

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A photograph of J. H.(James Harris) Fitts from the book, Genealogy of the Fitts or Fitz Family in America by J. H. Fitts, 1897.Fitts was born in 1830 in Jackson, Alabama.  He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1852 with a M.A. degree.  He…

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Robert Fraley is presented the Compton Award by Calvary Baptist Church.

Left is Paul F. Dietzel; Robert Fraley; and Alabama Coach Paul W. Bryant. The person on the right is unidentified.

The Charlie Compton Award was presented annually to a…

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The old Alabama State Capitol Building in Tuscaloosa was decorated for the wedding of Ladie Fonville and Clifton Penick. The Alabama State Capitol was located in Tuscaloosa from 1826 until 1847. The stone foundation of the capitol was laid in 1827…

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Oaklane School, 785 1st Avenue, NW, Gordo, AL, was a school for Black students from first grade through 12th grade. The school closed in 1970 when total integration was achieved in Pickens County schools. Partial integration began in 1968 when some…

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On December 22, 1940, the USS Tuscaloosa embarked from the Naval Operating Base at Norfolk, VA carrying Admiral William D. Leahy (1875-1959), the newly designated Ambassador to France, and his wife Louise, for passage to Lisbon, Portugal and thence…

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Cadets from the British Royal Air Force march to their Army training planes at Hargrove Van de Graaff Airport June 10, 1941, as they prepare to begin their instruction by pilots of the Alabama Institute of Aeronautics. As the first contingent of…
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