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

Left is Rev. Allan R. Watson, minister of the church; Robert Fraley; and Alabama Coach Paul W. Bryant. The person on the right is unidentified.

The Charlie Compton Award…

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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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This 2-story house is in the shape of a cross with 3 entrances and 3 porches. Originally the house was facing west with an avenue of Oak trees leading to it from Queen City Avenue. The house was probably built by William Miller in the late 1850's.…

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Johnny Mack Brown is shown with his daughter Cynthia and horse Rebel in this photo that was sent to Dayton Hale Jr. of Tuscaloosa, a cousin to Brown's wife Connie

Johnny Mack Brown was born on September 1, 1904, in Dothan. His expertise on the…

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Johnny Mack Brown is shown having tea with his wife Connie at the home of Snow Hinton on Queen City Avenue in Tuscaloosa.

Johnny Mack Brown was born on September 1, 1904, in Dothan. His expertise on the footfall field earned him a football…

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The tombstone in Dunn's Creek Cemetery No. 2, Dunn's Creek Road, Echola, AL, is the memorial for Emma Springer McGee and her daughter, Lera Mae McGee. The tombstone of Ruth V. Tucker of Coker who also died in the tragedy is shown, as well. Both died…

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The Old Buck Boarding House, located at 1816 Broad Street (now University Boulevard) in Tuscaloosa just west of Queen City Avenue, was built around 1820. Ownership of the house changed many times over the years, but the Buck family owned it for many…
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