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The Alabama Great Southern Depot was located at 2105 Greensboro Avenue where the current (2017) Amtrak Station is located. This building was replaced with the current structure.

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Lock 13 was completed in May of 1905 and a formal ceremony was held on July 4, 1905. Lock 13 extended the upper limit of the Black Warrior River improvement to the junction of Locust and Mulberry forks of the river.

To facilitate coal shipment,…

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In 1886, the U. S. Congress authorized constructing three locks overcoming the Tuscaloosa Falls, a series of rock rapids falling 25 feet in about two miles. Locks 1, 2, and 3 opened on January 12, 1896. To facilitate coal shipment, the River and…

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In the 1940s, most students did not have their own vehicles. At Tom's U Drive Its, which was located on the University of Alabama strip, students could rent cars for a limited amount of time. This was very popular for weekend outings and dates.

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The Pontoon Bridge across the Black Warrior River between Tuscaloosa and Northport was used during the construction of the drawbridge in 1922.

Roads to the bridge used the old Tuscaloosa and Northport wharves. This picture is looking north at the…

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The drawbridge that connected Northport and Tuscaloosa was built in 1922 at a cost of about $200,000 and was the sixth bridge built over the Black Warrior River at Tuscaloosa. S.P. "Bill" Faucett, of Northport, was the first motorist to cross the new…

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The Alabama Great Southern Depot was located at 2105 Greensboro Avenue where the current (2017) Amtrak Station is located. This building was replaced with the current structure.

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The Alabama Great Southern Depot was located at 2105 Greensboro Avenue where the current (2017) Amtrak Station is located. This building was replaced with the current structure.

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Two views of the Mobile and Ohio (M&O) trestle over the Black Warrior River near Tuscaloosa.The colored photo was taken around 1910 and the black and white circa 1950. The bridge for cars can be seen behind the trestle in the circa 1950 photo. The…

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