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  • Collection: People of Interest

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The notorious outlaw and moonshiner Doc Bigham was the last man legally hanged in Tuscaloosa County – June 27, 1919.

On August 15, 1918, Sheriff Palmer M. Watts, Deputies Verner Robertson and Nick Hamner, and special revenue officers J.H. Smith…

Frances Morrow McFarland Johnson, widow of Ward Wharton McFarland and mother of J. William (Bill) McFarland, Sr. and Ward Morrow McFarland.jpg
Photo and obituary of long time resident Frances Morrow McFarland Johnson. Mrs. Johnson was the widow of the late Ward Wharton McFarland who was a prominent Tuscaloosa businessman.

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This is a letter from Lieutenant Governor Jim Folsom Jr. to Dr. Barry Mason recommending Ward Wharton McFarland be inducted into the Alabama Business Hall of Fame.

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A letter from Mr. and Mrs. Morris Friedman to their friends. A search of the address in the 1926 Montgomery City Directory found at this site: Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, shows the friends to be a Mr. B.J. Weil.

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Howard Haston Garrison was a Tuscaloosa businessman and community leader. He had a 40-year career in real estate. In 2000 his firm, Garrison Real Estate, then the second-largest real estate firm in Tuscaloosa, joined with the city's largest firm of…

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This is a handwritten will of Dr. Peter Bryce, the first superintendent of Bryce Hospital and a pioneer in mental health care.

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State Senate of Alabama resolution of sympathy to Mrs. Frances Morrow McFarland on the death of her husband Ward Wharton McFarland

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Charles Henry Land, longtime publisher of The Tuscaloosa News, was born in 1932 in Memphis, Tenn., but grew up in Tuscaloosa where he attended local public schools and the University of Alabama. He spent three years in the U.S. Army.

Land spent…

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Russell S. Lee, left, stands with his wife, Hazel Lee, during the annual meeting of Community Foundation of West Alabama where he was recognized as a Pillar of West Alabama at the 2007 event.

Russell Samuel Lee founded Russel S. Lee Floor and Tile…

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Charles Henry Land, longtime publisher of The Tuscaloosa News, was born in 1932 in Memphis, Tenn., but grew up in Tuscaloosa where he attended local public schools and the University of Alabama. He spent three years in the U.S. Army.

Land spent…
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