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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 5-11 Feb & Bonus Links

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  • A.J. Wright
    fyi...aj wright // ajwright@uab.edu **1899 Feb 12-10 on this date is still coldest temperature ever recorded in Birmingham AL. This record was measured at the
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      **1899 Feb 12-10 on this date is still coldest temperature ever recorded in
      Birmingham AL. This record was measured at the old Fountain Heights weather
      office, not the Birmingham Airport. Unofficial reports indicated that the
      outlying areas experienced temperatures as cold as -14.
      1899 - In Alabama: Bitter cold had engulfed Alabama and Birmingham was
      getting a four inch snowstorm.
      1945 - Two strong tornadoes hit central Alabama... one in Sumter County was
      a F3 and hit a 41-car train. 39 of the 41 cars derailed as the train crossed
      the trestle over the Suchanoochee River. The conductor and fireman on the
      train were killed and many others injured. Later that day, the north side of
      Montgomery was devastated by a F3 that killed 26 people.
      1958 - Heavy snow and zero visibility are reported in the Gulf of Mexico by
      a ship 25 miles south of Fort Morgan AL.
      1960 - More than a foot of snow in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
      FROM: The Weather Notebook

      **A family history: Decatur man's kin left Africa as free men, owned slaves

         Warren Baugh clinched the worn-out folder like it was a top government secret.
         Inside were the names of family members he has researched for 55 years. Also, there were pictures and information about some of Decatur's earliest black schools and athletic teams.
      Decatur Daily 12 Feb 2002

      **Moore's store wins national historic status
      Magnolia Springs building recognized as landmark
      Mobile Register 12 Feb 2002

      **Faith's Head elected to AISA Hall of Fame
      Mobile Register 12 Feb 2002

      **'Taste of Black History' to feature ethnic food, music [Foley]
      Mobile Register 12 Feb 2002

      **Black heritage comes alive on bus tour
      People see cemetery, schools, homes and slave quarters, former business district
      Huntsville Times 11 Feb 2002

      **Heritage Museum plans a fun-filled weekend [Baldwin Co. Heritage Museum]
      Mobile Register 11 Feb 2002

      **Dr. Gary B. Mills, R.I.P.

      Gary B. Mills, Associate Editor of the National Genealogical
      Society Quarterly since 1987, died 25 January 2002 in Tuscaloosa,
      Alabama. Burial was on February 2, 2002 in Shaw, Mississippi. A
      native of Marshall, Texas, Dr. Mills was born 10 September 1944.

      A well-known historian and author, Dr. Mills had been a professor
      of history at the University of Alabama for a quarter century. Dr.
      Mills was widely known in both history and genealogy for his
      trailblazing work on antebellum free people of color. His many
      professional publications include the award-winning Forgotten
      People: Cane River's Creoles of Color; a Bicentennial History for
      the Corps of Engineers, Of Men and Rivers; and Southern Loyalists
      in the Civil War. He was a longtime board member of the Alabama
      Men's Hall of Fame, a past camp commander of Sons of Confederate
      Veterans, a past chapter president of Civitans International, and
      an active member/director of numerous other historical and
      genealogical societies.

      Dr. Mills is survived by his former wife of many years, Elizabeth
      Shown Mills of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Other survivors include his
      mother, Hazel Rachal Mills of Biloxi, Mississippi; son, Clayton
      Bernard Mills and wife Carrie Starner Mills of Nashville,
      Tennessee; daughter, Donna Rachal Lennon and husband John Robert
      Lennon III of Nashville, Tennessee; son, Daniel Garland Mills of
      Indianapolis, Indiana; and grandchildren, Phillip Daniel Mills,
      Garrett Sean Mills, Elizabeth Eldorado Lennon, and Ruth Brossette
      Lennon. Other loving survivors include three brothers, Richard
      Hugh Mills of Odessa, Florida; Ronald Garland Mills of Benoit,
      Mississippi; Dr. Timothy Harold Mills of Charleston, Illinois; Dr.
      Regina Mills Pavlov of Biloxi, Mississippi; and Ramona Mills Adams
      of Rosedale, Mississippi. He was preceded in death by his father
      Harold Garland Mills and brother Kevin Patrick Mills.
      FROM: Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter V7N6 Feb 11, 2002
      The following article is from Eastman's Online Genealogy
          Newsletter and is copyright 2002 by Richard W. Eastman. It is
          re-published here with the permission of the author.

      **Lasorda pays a visit to Rickwood Field
      Birmingham News 10 Feb 2002

      **Huntsville natives have seen times change
      Before engineers, industry came to stay, small town atmosphere dominated
      Huntsville Times 10 Feb 2002

      **Huntsville's own 'Leave-It-to-Beaver Land'
      Five Points denizens love convenience, variety and friendliness
      Huntsville Times 10 Feb 2002

      **Once-booming industry now faded memory
      Textile mills continue closing, leaving thousands jobless
      Huntsville Times 10 Feb 2002

      **Veterans helped build Huntsville
      Many came for work; many stayed because of military connection
      Huntsville Times 10 Feb 2002

      **Census, newspapers give clues to ancestors
      Family researchers trace genealogy as far back as they can
      Huntsville Times 10 Feb 2002

      **1934 Feb 5- Henry (Hank) Aaron is born in Mobile, Alabama.  After starting
              his major league baseball career with the Milwaukee Braves in
              1954, he will distinguish himself as a home-run specialist.
              Aaron will be considered by some, the best baseball player in
              history. Over his 23-year Major League Baseball career, he will
              compile more batting records than any other player in baseball
              history. He will hold the record for runs batted in with 2297,
              and will be a Gold Glove Winner in 1958, 1959, and 1960. His
              most famous accomplishment will come on April 8, 1974, when at
              the age of 40, he will hit a 385-foot home run against the Los
              Angeles Dodgers, surpassing Babe Ruth's record of 714 career
              home runs. He will end his career with 755 home runs. In 1982,
              he will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. After his
              retirement, he will return to the Atlanta Braves as a vice-
              president for player development, and will be promoted to senior
              vice-president in 1989.
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      **Bonus Links

      **Alabama Preparing Civil War Database

      **Alabama Author Robert McCammon to publish new novel after 10-year hiatus; due in Sept2002
      Site for River City Publishing, publisher of "Speaks the Nightbird" http://www.rivercitypublishing.com
      McCammon site: http://www.RobertRMcCammon.com

      **Reviewed for H-South by Clayton E Jewett
          William Warren Rogers, Sr.  _The One-Gallused Rebellion:
          Agrarianism in Alabama, 1865-1896_.  Tuscaloosa: University of
          Alabama Press, 2001.  376 pp.  $24.95 (paper), ISBN 0-8173-1106-8.


      A.J. Wright, MLS
      Dept of Anesthesiology Library
      School of Medicine
      University of Alabama at Birmingham
      619 19th Street South, JT965
      Birmingham AL 35249-6810

      205-975-5963 [fax]



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