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Grover Grammer bought the old Hagler's Mill on Binion Creek in north Tuscaloosa County in the 1940s before electricity was available. The mill had been built by Edward Hagler in 1866.

Grammar ran the mill by water power, grinding corn meal,…

An aerial view of Central Foundry.

At one time, the plant on the banks of the Black Warrior River was the largest cast-iron pipe maker in the world. It survived the Great Depression and boomed during WWII and the Korean War. In the early 1980s,…

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This postcard was mailed from France from James L. West to his father, L. H. West in Samantha.

The message says: Helo (sic) How are you all tonight? Fine, I hope. For self, getting along fine. Say I heard you all had a big snow back in the stats…

The original Druid City Hospital opened Mar. 28, 1923, on the University of Alabama campus. Prior to that time, Tuscaloosa had had a number of privately owned and managed hospitals. The movement for this new hospital began in 1919 when a group of…

Woods Hall, built between 1867 and 1868, was named Alva Woods Hall in 1884 in honor of UA's first president and was the first building constructed after the Civil War. Prior to 1884 it was just called the "barracks". It was first used as dorm for…

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A photograph of the Kappa Sigma fraternity house in 1928. The Beta Chapter of Kappa Sigma was organized at the University of Alabama in 1867.

This photograph was in an album lacking identification. The identity of Edward is unknown.

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The First Presbyterian Church of Eutaw, Ala., was founded in 1824 as the Mesopotamia Presbyterian Church, in the small village of Mesopotamia, a mile west of what is now Eutaw. In the 1840s, the congregation decided to move to the bustling hub of…

A photograph of the Commerce Building taken in 1928 shortly after it was built. The building was named Bidgood Hall in 1949. Lee Bidgood was the dean of the College of Commerce and Business Administration when it was created in 1919.

Little Hall is named for Livingston native William “Bill” Gray Little (1873-1938), a transfer student who came to The University of Alabama in 1892 and became the father of Alabama football. When he arrived on campus, Little began to teach students…

A photograph of the law building on the University of Alabama campus taken in 1928. The law school was established in the late 1870s.
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