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  • Collection: People of Interest

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Beasor Walker was a World War II hero who went on to serve as Tuscaloosa County sheriff for two decades. He was first elected sheriff in 1970 and served five terms before deciding not to run again in 1990.

Walker was born in Tuscaloosa County in…

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Fifty years ago, the construction of the Benjamin Barnes Branch of the YMCA began on 18th Street in Tuscaloosa.

The branch was named after Tuscaloosa educator, Benjamin H. Barnes.

Barnes was educated under Booker T. Washington at Tuskegee…

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Bernice Hudson Washington is commissioner of the Tuscaloosa Housing Authority and worked in mental health for 45 years.

Washington helped launch a spousal abuse program and a Grandparents Unite program in Tuscaloosa, as well as the Bernice Hudson…

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C.W. "Turkey" Johnston and W.J. Skelton admire Johnston's catch in front of Rex's Drug Store on The Strip in Tuscaloosa. The sign for Pug's restaurant can be seen down the street.

Johnston was described as "Tuscaloosa's most famous insurance man"…

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Camille Elebash was born in Tuscaloosa, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Maxwell. She attended Tuscaloosa schools including  the University of Alabama where she studied journalism. She worked at The Tuscaloosa News before going to New York to work…

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Camille Wright Cook was the first tenured female member of the faculty in the University of Alabama School of Law in 1976 and became the first woman to hold an endowed chair in 1992 when she was named the John S. Stone Chair of Law.

Cook was a…

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A historical marker on the Black Warrior River near the Hugh Thomas Bridge reads:

Captain Benjamin F. Eddins

Born in South Carolina in 1813, Benjamin Farrar Eddins raised and led a company of volunteers that served in the 41st Alabama Infantry…

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A certificate of appreciation from Governor George Wallace to long time Fayette County, Alabama Game Warden Captain Rufus Dodd Jr. for his 35 years of service to the State of Alabama as an officer with the Department of Conservation and Natural…

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Carl Albright lived a life of meaning, commitment, and service - and excellence marked all of his endeavors. From home life to the workplace, from the church to the courtroom, from the chamber of commerce to the boy scouts, from giving to encouraging…

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Circa 1897 - The flower-laden carriage in which Naneita McEachin and Mary Hewell Nabors ride may have been part of a parade at the University of Alabama; McEachin was a Corolla Beauty in the college annual of 1896. The carriage is shown on the 709…
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