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Photograph of story time at the Weaver Branch of the Tuscaloosa Public Library.

Children gather around storyteller Cora Smith as she reads during an afternoon program at the Weaver Branch. The children (L-R) LaDonna Wilson, Jeffery…

Photograph taken at the rededication ceremony for the Weaver Branch of the Tuscaloosa Public Library on Sunday, June 14, 1987. Pictured above (L-R) Ruth Eaton Bolden, retired librarian, Tuscaloosa Mayor Al DuPont, Yoga Jones, new branch librarian,…

The dedicatory program for the Weaver Branch Library, Sunday, February 12, 1961, 3:00 p.m.

A photograph showing the interior of the new Weaver Branch of Friedman Library and an article describing the dedication of the branch.

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This is the fifth grade class of Mrs. Lillie Banks at the West End Elementary School during the 1962-63 school year.

First row from left: Karen Windham, Linda Ballard, Sheila Robertson, Diane Gast, Unknown, Unknown, Cathy Barrett, Carol Yaw,…

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,…

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This 1967 American Legion Post 34 baseball team was the only team to win the national championship from Alabama. The previous year, they were second. Mike Innes, who is in the photo, played baseball at the University of Alabama and in the minor…

The new branch of the library built on 18th Street between 29th and 30th avenues was inspected and accepted by the City of Tuscaloosa. The commissioners also okayed $5641.67 for furnishings which would be purchased from four local firms, at prices…

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This Tuscaloosa News photo shows the steam boiler owned by Tuscaloosa Light and Ice Company. It exploded and traveled from its location on 4th Street between 22nd and 23rd avenues to the top of the Friedman-Rosenau store building located at…

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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