I Remember Old Tuscaloosa, December 31, 1970

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Title

I Remember Old Tuscaloosa, December 31, 1970

Subject

History--Tuscaloosa (AL)
Maxwell, Fred (Frederick Richard Jr.), 1889-1988
Bridges

Description

Fred Maxwell wrote "I Remember Old Tuscaloosa" for a weekly newspaper in Tuscaloosa called The Graphic from December, 1970 through December 1971. The Graphic was founded, owned and published by Maxwell's daughter Camille Elebash and her husband Karl Elebash beginning in 1957. It was sold to The Tuscaloosa News in 1976 and ceased publication sometime later.

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Creator

Fred Maxwell

Source

Camille Elebash

Publisher

The Graphic

Date

December 31, 1970

Contributor

Brenda Harris (Description)
Tuscaloosa Public Library

Type

Document

Identifier

1482

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Text

IF YOU like excitement together with a spice of danger you should have made a trip at night through the old Northport Covered Bridge under the following conditions:

This covered bridge, about 60 feet long, was located between the Warrior River Bridge and the M&O overhead trestle in Northport spanning a ravine on the street paralleling the river.

Many Northport boys were jealous of Tuscaloosa boys who called on Northport girls. Should a Tuscaloosa swain have a date with the best of a Northport dandy, the strategic spot to get even was within this covered bridge.

Usually the attack came from above from overhead rafters: Perched on this lofty seat, bricks and rocks were dropped in an indiscriminate manner. A pistol shot in this enclosed corridor sounded like a cannon. If you were driving a horse and buggy the horse also shared your consternation.

No matter how brave you felt, on approaching the covered bridge the goose pimples always came and the uncertainty of a surprise attack gave you a wonderful feeling when you had made it to the Tuscaloosa side.

Original Format

Newspaper

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