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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 10-16 June & Bonus Material

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  • Amos J Wright
    Listings since July 2002 are also at http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews0.htm as well as in the archives of alabamahistory at Yahoo:
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 16, 2006
      Listings since July 2002 are also at
      http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews0.htm

      as well as in the archives of alabamahistory at Yahoo:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alabamahistory

      Listings prior to that date are in the archives.

      Materials in brackets are my additions. Items are listed more or less in
      reverse chronological order within each section.

      All links are working at the time I send this email and post them to the
      web page listing.

      Feel free to forward this email as desired....



      AND NOW THE NEWS...COMING EVENTS*HISTORY**CULTURE**DEATHS*BONUS MATERIAL


      **THIS MONTH IN ALABAMA HISTORY
      http://www.archives.state.al.us/thisweek/month.html



      ================
      **COMING EVENTS
      ================

      **Celebration of heritage
      Scottish society plans Highland Games this weekend at Dublin
      http://tinyurl.com/o3vw7
      Huntsville Times 14 June 2006

      **June 24: The Birmingham Genealogical Society will meet June 24 in the
      Richard Arrington Auditorium on the third floor of the Linn-Henley
      Research Library Building in the Birmingham Public Library. The library
      is at 2100 Park Place in Birmingham and the meeting will begin at 1:30
      p.m. with refreshments.

      **[June 24:] State to offer archives research seminar
      http://tinyurl.com/qcbnp
      Montgomery Advertiser 14 June 2006

      **Aug 17: A Splendid Defense: The Fall of Spanish Fort and Blakely,
      1865, presented by Robert Bradley. ArchiTreats (Food for Thought) 1
      2noon until 12:50 p.m. Alabama Department of Archives and History. 624
      Washington Street, Montgomery.

      **Sep 21: The Writings of Montgomery's First Historian, presented by
      Mary Ann Neely. ArchiTreats (Food for Thought) 1 2noon until 12:50 p.m.
      Alabama Department of Archives and History. 624 Washington Street,
      Montgomery

      **Nov 16: Anne Hodges and the Day the Star Fell, presented by John C.
      Hall. ArchiTreats (Food for Thought) 1 2noon until 12:50 p.m. Alabama
      Department of Archives and History. 624 Washington Street, Montgomery.

      **Dec 21: Alabama Folk Pottery, presented by Joey Brackner, Alabama
      State Arts Council. ArchiTreats (Food for Thought) 1 2noon until 12:50
      p.m. Alabama Department of Archives and History. 624 Washington Street,
      Montgomery.


      =============
      **HISTORY
      =============

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/oul2k
      Mobile Press-Register 16 June 2006

      **Postcard from the past finally makes it to Decatur, 63 years later
      Soldier's long lost words reach family member
      http://tinyurl.com/p3f9d
      Decatur Daily 15 June 2006

      **School's out forever
      Killen School [built in 1935] graduates upset about demolition
      http://tinyurl.com/ojjkf
      Florence Times Daily 15 June 2006

      **1951 June 15- Joe Louis knocks out Lee Savold in a closed-circuit TV
      fight seen by fight fans in movie theatres in six cities.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **1977 June 16: Werner von Braun dies at 65.

      1964 June 15: Courteney Cox, actor [is born.]
      Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/qpymn
      Mobile Press-Register 15 June 2006

      **Massey Mercantile moving for another downtown loft
      [after 107 years in the same location]
      http://tinyurl.com/plf6u
      Birmingham News 14 June 2006

      **Tuscaloosa Furniture closes after 70 years
      http://tinyurl.com/o5lye
      Tuscaloosa News 14 June 2006

      **Tuskegee Airmen tabbed for [Alabama Military] Hall of Honor
      http://tinyurl.com/m4rvd
      Montgomery Advertiser 14 June 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/oztn3
      Mobile Press-Register 14 June 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/lpx7c
      Mobile Press-Register 13 June 2006

      **Family, institute clash over Parks
      Detroit-based nonprofit group wants her name off Alabama library-museum,
      but her relatives disagree.
      http://tinyurl.com/hmy6j
      Detroit News 12 June 2006

      **1963 June 10: The University of Alabama was desegregated as Governor
      George Wallace stepped aside after a stand in the schoolhouse door.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Wallace
      Wikipedia Daily Article 10 June 2006

      **The Sun Ra Guide [by his biographer, John Szwed]
      Magic cities and other planes of there, all disguised as jazz
      http://tinyurl.com/frzkh
      Village Voice [NYC] 6 June 2006

      **Junkins Honored [local history/genealogy room at Gadsden Public
      Library]
      Alabama Room Renamed to Honor Etowah County Probate Judge Bobby Junkins
      Gadsden Messenger 3 May 2006 p1, 19


      ===========
      **CULTURE
      ===========

      **The doll collector
      [Paula] Van Natta's treasures include antiques, Happy Meal models
      http://tinyurl.com/s4m74
      Decatur Daily 16 June 2006

      **Company adds energy drink to tide of products
      [Alabama] Colleges seek out city firm's goods
      http://tinyurl.com/ofa79
      Birmingham News 13 June 2006

      **Young adult novel set in Birmingham
      [_Singing Hands_ by Iowan Delia Ray]
      Birmingham News 11 June 2006 p6F

      **Mockingbird author steps out of shadows
      http://tinyurl.com/fmk8v
      Guardian [United Kingdom] 5 February 2006


      ===========
      **DEATHS
      ===========

      **Jack-of-all-trades remembered [Lonnie Falk]
      http://tinyurl.com/qzuk3
      Montgomery Advertiser 16 June 2006

      **Longtime Alabama House figure, Carolyn Locke, dies at 71
      http://tinyurl.com/zv8og
      Montgomery Advertiser 12 June 2006

      ==================
      **BONUS MATERIAL
      ==================

      **Clay House Museum [Madison]
      http://www.clay-house.com/

      **_Talladega Nights_ [some filming done in Alabama]
      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0415306/
      Internet Movie Database



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      A.J. Wright, M.L.S.
      Associate Professor
      Director, Section on the History of Anesthesia

      Department of Anesthesiology Library
      University of Alabama at Birmingham
      619 19th Street South, JT965
      Birmingham AL 35249-6810

      (205) 975-0158
      (205) 975-5963 [fax]
      ajwright@...

      http://www.anes.uab.edu/libraryinformation.htm
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