Alabama History/Culture in the News: 28 Dec-3 Jan & Bonus Links
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Material in brackets are my additions.
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**Artist has found international renown in found art. Now he wants to learn to read.
[Charlie Lucas of Prattville]
Birmingham News 3 January 2003
**Defense lawyer Johnson dies at 60
Known for big cases, but friends recall generosity
Birmingham News 3 January 2002
**Lawyer Johnson found dead
Sixty-year-old with history of heart trouble found dead in Mountain Brook home
Mobile Register 3 January 2002
**Vaughan to hold writers' workshop in Gulf Shores [Gulf Shores author Robert Vaughan]
Mobile Register 3 January 2002
**Graves behind shopping center still unmarked
Huntsville Times 2 January 2003
**Elmer Salter, AU's first sports publicity chief, dies
Birmingham News 2 January 2003
**Photographer has seen it all in long career with camera
Jackson County weddings, graduations, crime and crashes are among the many images
Huntsville Times 1 January 2003
**Former lawman George Wall dies
Birmingham News 1 January 2003
**Vulcan to be back in May
Much work remains for targeted fall reopening
Birmingham News 31 December 2002
**David to present Orange Beach library program Jan. 23 about 'Lost Bay'
[Sunny David is author of newly-released book "The Lost Bay: A History of Perdido Bay and Perdido Key."]
Mobile Register 31 December 2002
**1880 December 31: Birth date of George C. Marshall, Chief of staff, U.S. Army. (died
10/16/59)[Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, named after him]
FROM: The New Deal Network http://newdeal.feri.org/
**Mooresville isolation at risk
MOORESVILLE -- The 19th century and 21st century are colliding among the cotton and asphalt in Limestone County.
The collision could destroy the isolation of Alabama's oldest incorporated town of Mooresville. The entire town is on the National Register of Historic Places' list. Many homes, the post office, the tavern and two churches are structures from the 1800s.
Decatur Daily 29 December 2002
**Progress presses on Mooresville
MOORESVILLE -- It resides in slumber, the historic town of Mooresville, cradled by tree lines and cotton fields and lulled into comfort by its 19th century ambience.
The 62 residents don't have mailboxes. They walk or drive to the state's oldest post office where Postmistresses Loretta Clark and Faye Burton put letters in numbered cubbyholes. They raise families in 19th century homes. The McCrary family has raised eight generations in this 184-year-old town that encompasses one square mile.
Decatur Daily 28 December 2002
**Alabama researcher demands justice for lynched Blacks
The Final Call 28 December 2002
**Dr. Carver Is Dead; Negro Scientist
New York Times 6 January 1943 [requires free registration to access]
A.J. Wright, MLS
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University of Alabama at Birmingham
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