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The historic Phoenix Hotel in Carrollton, Alabama, was built in 1841.

The hotel was a two-story, 27-room hotel located on the main street just across from the county courthouse. In the old days when transportation was a problem, men who served on…

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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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Men meet at the Ralph Post Office to play dominoes around 1938.

Ralph is an unincorporated community in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, located near U.S. Route 11 and U.S. Route 43, 16.4 miles southwest of Tuscaloosa. Ralph has a post office with ZIP…

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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…

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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…

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The Carrollton, Alabama, Post Office and Agriculture Building was built in 1940 and is still in use as the post office today. It has a mural entitled “Farm Scene with Senator Bankhead” painted in 1943 by Stuart R. Purser. Senator William B. Bankhead…

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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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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…

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The Willams Hotel was located on Main Street in Gordo, Alabama.

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, www.postalhistory.com,…
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