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A sign on Main Street in Gordo details the founding of the city and its history from the 1830s until 2008. It reads as follows:

History of Gordo, Alabama

The area's first settlers arrived in the 1830s and established the Crossroads community at…

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Johanna Harriet Monnish, known as Honor, was born to F.W. and Lillian Olmstead Monnish. She married W. H. Nicol in 1909. A description of the marriage was published in the Birmingham News on April 24, 1909 and is reprinted below.TUSKALOOSASpecial to…

Photograph of the propeller developed by Tim Parker for his towing boats and the description accompanying the display at Parker Towing Company in Northport. Text of the sign: The Parker Wheel Parker Towing Company founder, Captain Tim Parker…

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The iconic Moon Winx Lodge sign shone on University Blvd. East in Alberta for more than 60 years. At one time, University Blvd. was the gateway to Tuscaloosa from Birmingham before McFarland Blvd. or Interstate 20/59 were built. Thousands of Alabama…

Betty Bailey Shirley avidly volunteered her service to the Tuscaloosa (AL) community. She was an out-spoken advocate for mental health in a time when mental health was greatly misunderstood. She championed support for children with disabilities…

This historic marker for Pickensville was erected by the Alabama Tourism Department and the town of Pickensville in front of the Pickensville Town Hall. Erected in July 2010, the marker reads:

In 1817, two years before Alabama became a state, a…

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A photo of Amanda Coupland, Tricia Lowery, and their two children after Amanda officially adopted them in 2014. The two children hold their adoption certificates.

The above article on the history of the University of Alabama School of Law was published in The Tuscaloosa Times on May 12, 1899, in its Trade Edition.

Read the text below or click on the image above to read the article.

Henderson Middleton Somerville was a professor and an Associate Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court who was instrumental in the formation of the University of Alabama School of Law, becoming the school's first dean.

Somerville held the post as…

Mrs. C.D. Smith wrote "Remember When: Lake Lorraine was Top Spot" for the Sesquicentennial Edition of the Tuscaloosa News.Click on the image above to read the article or read the text below.
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