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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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Mount Pleasant Baptist Church of Gordo was founded in 1843. The first church was a log building with a dirt floor and seats made of split logs and was heated by an eight-foot wide fireplace behind the pulpit and lit by oil lamps. The church had very…

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The old bookmobile serves as an annex to the main building. Mrs. Martha Williams, librarian for the blind and physically handicapped, arranges and checks out the talking books from this stationary mobile unit. There is no room in the main building…

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Mrs. Caroline Dickson, Northport Branch Librarian helps a youth check out a book at the branch library of the Tuscaloosa Public Library. The library was located on the corner of Main Avenue and 5th Street.

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The centuries-old oak tree graced the lawn of the Gorgas House on the university of Alabama campus until a windstorm took it down in the summer of 1982.

It had been one of the oldest landmarks on the campus of the university. The tree was named…

According to this database: Ancestry.com. Alabama, WWII Military Dead and Wounded, 1944-1946, Pfc. Thomas E. Aultman died on August 2, 1944 while in the service of his country. A photo of Pfc. Aultman's grave can be seen…

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A photo of the Weaver Branch Library with a mother and two children leaving the library.

By late 1959, the idea of building a new segregated branch libray for African American patrons was being regarded as the best way to provide library service…

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Friends of the Library President Celeste Burnum presents a check for $5,000 to Jim Price, director of the Tuscaloosa Public Library. The donation is earmarked for the purchase of books and other materials.

The Friends of the Library hold book…

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The photograph provides an aerial view of the card catalog at the Tuscaloosa Public Library. The card catalog included information on all library materials owned by the library including authors, titles, subjects, dates, locations, etc.

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An article in the Tuscaloosa News, February 12, 1980, announcing the retirement of Bessie Sasser as director of the Tuscaloosa Public Library. Additional information is provided concerning financial support of the library system.
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