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Amasa Ben Windham, son of famed Alabama storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham, was a longtime reporter and editor at The Tuscaloosa News.

After working as a DJ when a teenager in Selma, Windham attended Birmingham-Southern College where he wrote for…

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Employees and managers of the Kress Store in Tuscaloosa, Ala., are shown. They include Florence Bruce on the first row, extreme left. Florence Bruce would later meet her husband while working at the store. He was a University of Alabama law student…

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This CA-37 was the first of two ships named for Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Commissioned in 1934, she spent most of her career in the Atlantic and Caribbean, participating in several European wartime operations. In early 1945, she transferred to the Pacific…

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This aerial photo shows the area between University Boulevard and what is now Paul W. Bryant Drive in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Near the foreground, the Fort W.W. Brandon Armory is shown. The Tuscaloosa Fire Station No. 2 now occupies the site. In the…

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Advertisement for J.D. Foster who sold furniture and was an Undertaker and Funeral Director.

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The photo shows the movie "Forever Amber" was playing at the Pickens Theater in 1948. The theater was a gathering place for teens and others from around Pickens County since, at times, there were no other theaters in the county. It also provided jobs…

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This sign in front of the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse tracked donations or investments for a new hotel in Tuscaloosa that would become Hotel Stafford. The hotel opened in 1956 with the finest accommodations in Tuscaloosa. Hayse Tucker was chairman…

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Ernest W. "Rainy" Collins (1911 - 2004) was mayor of Tuscaloosa from 1976-1981., elected from a field of 20 candidates after the death of Mayor C. Snow Hinton in office.

Collins' was unopposed in 1977 and was re-elected for a full term, which was…

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Jack Cozine, considered one of the finest dancers in Tuscaloosa at the time, portrayed the Warrior River "leading his band of nixies (water spirits) clad in blue and white "now gently undulating, now leaping madly," as described in The Tuscaloosa…

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The Tuscaloosa Cotton Seed Oil Company float was one of many industrial and merchandise floats in the Tuscaloosa Centennial Parade on May 30, 1916. The float was pulled by a large four-horse team carrying 38 different kinds of food products made by…
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