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  • Collection: Sports and Recreation

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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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Officials warm up for Tuscaloosa County's first Community Bike Ride, sponsored by the Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority. Left to right are Northport Councilman Sam Faucett; Jerry Belk, director of the Tuscaloosa County Park and…

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Windham Springs is home to a hot spring that was once frequented by people to cure such ailments as rheumatism, toe itch, colic, and stomach acidity.The countryside of Windham Springs is surrounded by giant rocks, hillsides covered with moss and an…

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A party of 15 enjoys a ride on the skiff Annabella on the Black Warrior River.

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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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The swimming club was located between Locks 10 and 11 on the north side of the Black Warrior River. Bath houses were on a large wooden barge. It was built by C. E. Abbott Jr. and widely used by young people. Girls at that time were quite modest and…

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The football team from Tuscaloosa County Training School in front of the school building. The Training School was for black students. It was located on the north side of Rice Mine Road in Northport (AL). Members of the team: (l - r, first row) Bub…

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Sokols Mud Pullets (1946-49)
1st row: Elizabeth Beatty, Betty Frazier, Jean Evans, Annette Rushing Mills, Frances Anderson, "Pete" Watkins Nelson Walker, Gladys Romaine, Burma Ray Moore Benefield, Dottie Sue Rushing Sellers.
2nd row: Coach Woodrow…

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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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