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  • Collection: People of Interest

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Biography from the Dedication of the Gorgas Steam Plant that occurred on September 16, 1944 at Gorgas, Alabama.

"William Crawford Gorgas was born October 3, 1854, near Mobile, Alabama, the son of General Josiah Gorgas and Amelia Gayle…

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A portrait of Herbert David Warner by Alphaeus Philemon Cole, 1876-1988, a noted New York artist, that was presented to the YMCA on November 1, 1967, and hangs in the lobby of the central building. It hangs next to a portrait of his wife, Mildred…

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A portrait of Mildred Westervelt Warner by Alphaeus Philemon Cole, 1876-1988, a noted New York artist, that was presented to the YMCA on November 1, 1967, and hangs in the lobby of the central building. It hangs next to a portrait of her husband,…

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Few people can call the University of Alabama campus home. Students and even presidents of the institution live there only temporarily. Wilma Hosea O’Rourke, born on Nov. 28, 1921, grew up there.

Zeb Hosea, O’Rourke’s father, was a steamfitter…

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A letter from Mr. Carlton Mitchell to Morris Friedman concerning business dealings.

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A written account of Tuscaloosa's History by noted educator Clara Verner

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The grave of Doc (Dock) Bigham, the last man legally hanged in Tuscaloosa County. The grave is in the Macedonia Cemetery, also shown. The cemetery is adjacent to the Macedonia United Methodist Church at 14837 Highway 69 N, Northport.

The…

Harris Hamner Co Receipt for Fred Maxwell.jpg
A receipt for Mr. Fred Maxwell from Harris-Hamner for socks.

William Yates Cowden and his father Sylvester Monroe Cowden a.jpg
"Pick" Cowden, as he was called, was a farmer-merchant in north Tuscaloosa County, Ala.. He was married on December 17, 1868 to Elizabeth Samantha Dodson ( December 11, 1852 - October 12, 1930), the daughter of William Rufus and Annie Palmer…

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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…
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