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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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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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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This photo shows the south side of University Boulevard in downtown Tuscaloosa (Ala.) looking west. In the foreground is Gray's Men's Shop. Next to it is Pizitz department store, then Woolworth's and Central Drug Store.

Gray's Men's Shop was owned…

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This postcard was mailed from France from James L. West to his father, L. H. West in Samantha.

The message says: Helo (sic) How are you all tonight? Fine, I hope. For self, getting along fine. Say I heard you all had a big snow back in the stats…

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Main Street In Gordo, Ala., with its unpaved Main Street and with electric poles running down the middle of the street. The Mobile and Ohio Railroad is shown in the foreground.

Settlement of the town of Gordo, located on U.S. Hwy 82, 23 miles west…

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This mill, Alabama's first paper mill, began operations in April, 1929.

In 1884, Herbert Euguene Westervelt began a career in the paper making industry in Illinois. In 1928, the mill and offices were consolidated and moved to Tuscaloosa as the…
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