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  • Collection: Sports and Recreation

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This swimming hole once existed on the property of Sam and Laurie Friedman on Bee Branch Road. The creek is Bee Branch, one of the five major tributaries to Hurricane Creek.
The Friedman family gathered here at their summer home, known as "Dogwood…

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Josephine, Olivia, and Dorothy Murphy enjoy an afternoon swim on the banks of Hurricane Creek in the Brookwood area circa 1923.

The photograph was provided by John Earl, the son of Josephine Murphy Earl.

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Stallworth Lake was a recreational lake that was located at the foot of River Hill. The lake, which was built in 1918, had sliding boards, spring boards, diving towers, floating rafts, boating, a merry-go-round, and a miniature zoo. It became a city…

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Stallworth Lake was a recreational lake that was located at the foot of River Hill. The lake, which was built in 1918, had sliding boards, spring boards, diving towers, floating rafts, boating, a merry-go-round, and a miniature zoo. It became a city…

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This is a program for the the dedication of the Queen City Park Swimming Pool on May 18, 1943. The program contains a page in memory of David Warner, history of Queen City Park and information about the dedication ceremonies. The pool and bath house…

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A photograph of Queen City Swimming Pool. The pool and bath house were designed by Don Buel Schuyler, an apprentice to architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and were constructed as a WPA project during the Great Depression.

The pool was used from 1943…

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Stallworth Lake was a recreational lake that was located at the foot of River Hill. The lake was built in 1918 by damming four acres of marsh land. The lake had sliding boards, spring boards, diving towers, floating rafts, boating, a merry-go-round,…

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Bill Burton was the golf pro at the Tuscaloosa Country Club from 1942-1976. Burton instructed such golfers as Jack Maness, Dick Pride, Jackie Cummings and Bob Hemphill. In 1966, he was honored as the Professional of the Year by the Alabama Golf…

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Cousins Sammy Hayes and James Carl Hayes pose in front of H&W Drug Store located in the Alston Building on Greensboro Avenue in Tuscaloosa. The boys are wearing their American Legion baseball uniforms. The boys played for the Farley W. Moody Post of…

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The 1926 Tuscaloosa High School Black Bears became national champions when they played Senns High School from Chicago for the Silver Football Trophy.

On the team, Row 1: Claude Taylor, Sam Coley, Joe Craig, Bruce McEachin, M.L. Ward, Luther…
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