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  • Collection: Government - Buildings, People, and Services

Capitol 1826-1847-h.jpg
Drawing of the Alabama State Capitol building that was located in Tuscaloosa from 1826-1845. Originally in Cahaba, the capitol was moved to Tuscaloosa because of flooding in Cahaba. The Capitol Building was designed by William Nichols, Alabama State…

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Tuscaloosa was the state capitol of Alabama from 1827 to 1846 . Originally in Cahaba,the capitol was moved to Tuscaloosa because of flooding in Cahaba. The Capitol Building was designed by William Nichols, Alabama State Architect, who also designed …

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Al DuPont was mayor of Tuscaloosa from 1981 to 2005.

Although he has been an Alabama resident most of his life, Al DuPont grew up 80 miles northwest of Baton Rouge in the small town of Bunkie, Louisiana. He was raised on a farm and attended a…

American_LaFrance fire truck_Old No.2 station.jpg
This old American LaFrance fire engine was in use at Tuscaloosa Fire Station No. 2 at 10th Street (now Paul W. Bryant Drive) and 14th Avenue. The fire station no longer exists at that location. In this model, the driver was on the right side.

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Bob Lundell was a member of the Tuscaloosa City Council in the early 2000's. He was also Chairman of the Tuscaloosa Sister Cities Commission.

He was born November 08, 1942. He works as a financial advisor.

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Bobby Howard is a member of the Tuscaloosa City Council.
He attended Pickens County public schools, then attained a liberal arts degree at Shelton State Community College. At Stillman College, he earned a BA degree in business…

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Judge Elbert Boozer stands on a replica of the state capitol that he hauled around the state on a trailer to use as a backdrop for his speeches in the primary campaign for governor in 1946. He lost the election to James E. Folsom., Sr.


He was…

Tuscaloosa officials and Governor Al Brewer358.jpg
Alabama Governor Albert P. Brewer is shown in his office in Montgomery, along with (left to right) Bert Bank, Herman Hickman, Edgerton B. Harris Jr, (Brewer), Clif Davenport, and Rep. John Culver.

Brewer had been elected lieutenant governor when…

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Brookwood volunteer fire fighters and tank truck in 1955.

From left to right: Cecil Brantley, Coach Bevis, unidentified, unidentified, Charles Cunningham, Clifton Yessick, Oscar Abston, Ed Simmons, and Sam Toxey.

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C. Snow Hinton (1919-1976) was mayor of Tuscaloosa from 1969 to 1976.

Hinton's political career began when he was elected finance and water works commissioner in 1961. A businessman and member of a prominent local family, Hinton got into a runoff…
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