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Ralph School.jpg
The date of this photo of students at Ralph School is unknown.

In the front row are Chester Barton, Floyd Phillips, Bessie Poole, Stella Phillips, Hortense Phillips and Aileen Phillips.

In the second row are Willie Phillips, Phelan Beck, Tom…

Two horse and buggies stand in front of the Richard R. Thomson home on Tierce Patton Road in Samantha. Mr. Thomson owned land on both sides of the river. He had five sons and a daughter. Hurdis Thomson (married to Nannie Mae Kirk), James Robert…

Cabaniss Grocery store, constructed of native stone, stood at the corner of Hwy. 43 North and Northside Road in northern Tuscaloosa County. Visiting out front are John Manley Cabiniss, George Nelson, Oscar Cabaniss, Virgil Spencer, Buck Savage and…

The man in the doorway is Green Bankhead, post master and brother of Sen. John Hollis Bankhead. The man next to him, leaning against the building is Clyde Oldshue.

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Main Street In Gordo, Ala., with its unpaved Main Street and with electric poles running down the middle of the street. The Mobile and Ohio Railroad is shown in the foreground.

Settlement of the town of Gordo, located on U.S. Hwy 82, 23 miles west…

Gordo fire 1901.jpg
A fire destroyed seven businesses in Gordo on March 7, 1901.
Gordo was originally founded about a mile north of its present location but moved south to be near the Mobile and Ohio Railroad when it came through in 1898.

The store in the background…

Williams Hotel.jpg
The Willams Hotel was located on Main Street in Gordo, Alabama. The date of its construction is unknown, but is after 1900. The building was demolished in the 1960s.

Settlement of the town of Gordo, located on U.S. Hwy 82, 23 miles west of…

Goro main street.jpg
Main Street in Gordo before 1898.

Settlement of the town of Gordo, located on U.S. Hwy 82, 23 miles west of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in east-central Pickens County, began before 1847. A web site,, reports a post office in Gordo…

The photo shows the movie "Forever Amber" was playing at the Pickens Theater in 1948. The theater was a gathering place for teens and others from around Pickens County since, at times, there were no other theaters in the county. It also provided jobs…
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