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A drawbridge over the Black Warrior River that connected Northport to Tuscaloosa was used until late 1973 when the new Hugh Thomas Bridge was opened.

The drawbridge was built in 1922 at a cost of $196,511 on pillars that had been there since 1897.…

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To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Black Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway a dedication ceremony was held to unveil a 13-foot memorial marker on October 30, 2015.The text on the marker follows:Evolution of the Black Warrior –…

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The Hugh R. Thomas Bridge is a six-lane girder bridge that spans the Black Warrior River between Tuscaloosa and Northport. The bridge is part of both U.S. Route 43 and Alabama State Route 69. By the mid-1960s the old drawbridge that was built in 1922…

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Mobile & Ohio train wreck near the city limits of Tuscaloosa around 6th Street, 7th Street & 8th Street bridges near Capitol Park.

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Mrs. J. C. Perkins stands beside one of the first bicycles seen in the Tuscaloosa area.

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Dixie Air Incorporated was located at the Hargrove Van De Graaff Field. In the 1950s, Dixie Air was not only a Fixed Base Operation (handling aircraft servicing needs) but also offered certified flight instruction. It was operated by "Doc" Carl,…

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State Senate of Alabama Resolution renaming State Highway 69 from Coffeeville to Guntersville, Alabama, "The Folsom-McFarland Highway."

Governor James E. Folsom, known as "Big Jim," was governor of Alabama from 1947 to 1951 and again from 1955 to…

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Advertisement for Old South Coaches found in the 1930 Corolla, The University of Alabama yearbook.

The Corolla, v. 37, 1930

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The railroad trestle across the Black Warrior River between Tuscaloosa and Northport as it appears in 2015.

The Mobile & Ohio (M&O) Railroad trestle is a wooden and steel truss bridge that was constructed across the Black Warrior River in…

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This station was later called the Alabama Great Southern Depot when the railroad companies were joined. It was located at 2105 Greensboro Avenue where the current (2017) Amtrak Station is located. This building was replaced with the current…
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