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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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This is the only known photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. in Tuscaloosa, taken by Photographer Edward Jenkins as King spoke on March 9, 1964, at First African Baptist Church . King was born on January 15, 1929 and was assassinated in Memphis, TN.,…

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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…

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Jackson Riggs "Warhorse" Stephenson (January 5, 1898 – November 15, 1985) was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. Nicknamed Old Hoss, Stephenson played for the Cleveland Indians from 1921 to 1925 and the rest of his career from 1926 to…

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