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Aliceville is the largest city in Pickens County, Alabama. It was home to a World War II German prisoner of war camp, which is now the focus of the Aliceville Museum.

Located in the southern part of the county, Aliceville is named for Alyce…

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This station belonged to O.M. Davis, who lived behind the station. The pump on the left was for oil. A quart glass container was provided; the customer pumped out a quart and poured it into his car. The gas pump is in the middle. On the right is a…

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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…

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The Echola School was located at the intersection of Echola and Upper Columbus Roads in the community of Echola in northwest Tuscaloosa County, Alabama..

The community was settled about 1828 and was a prosperous farming area before the Civil War.…

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Rural reformers developed tomato clubs for girls in the early 1900s. The club got girls interested in home economics which would benefit them when they became rural mothers. Keeping girls up to date with the latest advances relating to the home…

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The building was built in 1914 by Gordo's first town council to house Mayor Benjamin Garrison's office, city courtroom and jail. It was used as city hall and jail until 1949. Records show it to be the oldest remaining brick structure in Gordo. It was…

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The historic Phoenix Hotel in Carrollton, Alabama, showed the ravages of time as it faced demolition in 1966.

The hotel was built in 1841 and was demolished to make room for a new county activities building. Probate Judge Robert H. Kirksey said…

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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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