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The Cedarwood House was built in 1818 by Joseph Blodgett Stickney. This house represents a typical Alabama house of the early nineteenth century with steeply pitched gable roof additions and flanking vernacular Greek Revival wings of New England…

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On March 1, 1901, the Rosenau Hosiery Mill was established in south Tuscaloosa. The area became known as “Socktown.” It employed 200 men and women in the production of hose and socks. At the time, the hosiery mill was the only factory in Tuscaloosa…

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The Bus Station and Café was located on the north side of U.S. Highway 82 just east of the intersection of Alabama Highway 17 in Reform. The building just to the left in the photo was a service station. At that time there were service stations on…

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Eugent Truman Ozment, founder of Fincher and Ozment Jewelers, left, stands with his son Tom Ozment (right) and grandson, Tommy Ozment.

Fincher and Ozment Jewelers opened in 1904 on 6th Street in downtown Tuscaloosa.

Dr. Thomas Jefferson Ozment…

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On the left is William H. Fincher; behind the case is Eugene Truman Ozment. Both men are founders of Fincher and Ozment Jewelers. The two men on the right are unidentified.

Fincher and Ozment Jewelers opened in 1904 on 6th Street in downtown…

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Verner Military Institute was founded in October, 1877, in Tuscaloosa as University High School by Professor William H. Verner. It was designed to be a preparatory school for youths for the State University.

Its exercises were conducted in various…

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Charles Henry Land, longtime publisher of The Tuscaloosa News, was born in 1932 in Memphis, Tenn., but grew up in Tuscaloosa where he attended local public schools and the University of Alabama. He spent three years in the U.S. Army.

Land spent…

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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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This booklet about the Verner Military Institute was prepared to describe the institute and its course of studies as well as to serve as a souvenir.Verner Military Institute was founded in October, 1877, as University High School by Professor William…

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The Hugh R. Thomas Bridge is a six-lane girder bridge that spans the Black Warrior River between Tuscaloosa and Northport. The bridge is part of both U.S. Route 43 and Alabama State Route 69. By the mid-1960s the old drawbridge that was built in 1922…
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