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LaFrance.tif
The 1921 American LaFrance Pumper ready for the fire prevention parade in 1951. Fire Prevention Week was held in the fall to remind residents to "inspect and repair your defective furnace - heaters - flues and pipes before starting fall fires".…

Brookwood.tif
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.

Equipment 1964.tif
Photograph of Tuscaloosa Fire Department equipment and firemen in 1964.

officers 1931.tif
Fire Department officers in front of Fire Station No. 1 located at 2518 Seventh Street.

Shown from left to right: Commissioner John Pearson, Chief E. L. "Pete" Mathews, Assistant Chief R. Carter Tinsley, Captain Frank Foster, Preston Mathews, T.…

Collins.jpg
Ernest W. "Rainy" Collins (1911 - 2004) was mayor of Tuscaloosa from 1976-1981., elected from a field of 20 candidates after the death of Mayor C. Snow Hinton in office.

Collins' was unopposed in 1977 and was re-elected for a full term, which was…

Courthouse Dedication Program Cover.jpg
The dedication program for the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse 1964 dedication.

Capitol Park 1937.jpg
The Alabama State Capitol was located on this site in Tuscaloosa from 1829 to 1846 when the capitol was moved to Montgomery.

After the capitol moved, the building was occupied by the Alabama Central Female College until it was destroyed by fire…

Governor_William_W._Brandon[1].jpg
William W. Brandon was an American Democratic politician who was the 37th governor of Alabama from 1923 to 1927.

Brandon was born in Talladega, Alabama, but grew up in Tuscaloosa. He attended Tuscaloosa High School and studied law at the…

armory.JPG
The City of Tuscaloosa unveiled a historical marker at the site of the old Fort W.W. Brandon Armory at Fire Station No. 2 on Paul W. Bryant Drive on June 12, 2004.

The marker reads:

The Tuscaloosa Armory was located on this site from 1938 to…

Bobby Miller.JPG
William Robert "Bobby" Miller was a longtime county commissioner in Tuscaloosa County (AL). He was first elected to the commission at 35 years of age in 1977 when commissioners served at-large, but when the commission was divided into districts, he…
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