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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 24-26 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 26, 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

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

      **[no entries this issue]

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      **HISTORY
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      **County plans to save remains [bricks of Fort Conde]
      http://tinyurl.com/f2ee4
      Mobile Press-Register 26 June 2006

      **New operator puts gift shop on par with [civil rights] museum's vision
      http://tinyurl.com/ken3l
      Birmingham News 26 June 2006

      **State's resident intellectual, Auburn professor Flynt retires early
      over policy
      http://tinyurl.com/ffoz9
      Gadsden Times 26 June 2006

      **Auburn history professor retires
      Wayne Flynt writes about religion, Alabama
      http://tinyurl.com/zqo58
      Tuscaloosa News 26 June 2006

      **Hospital's caring ties to city now history
      [demolition of Selma's Vaughan Regional Medical Center]
      http://tinyurl.com/ltz49
      Montgomery Advertiser 26 June 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/foajd
      Mobile Press-Register 26 June 2006

      **The Civil War never does end for state's diehard re-enactors
      Love of history keeps families on field of battle
      http://tinyurl.com/zbd8v
      Birmingham News 25 June 2006

      **Re-enactment sources
      http://tinyurl.com/zxzxd
      Birmingham News 25 June 2006

      **A house of beauty
      Historic Norwood structure is both home and business
      http://tinyurl.com/hg79w
      Birmingham News 25 June 2006

      **Restored historic home [Old Lowry House] has new day
      http://tinyurl.com/j4btz
      Huntsville Times 25 June 2006

      **[Huntsville-Madison Co. Public] Library archive rich in historical
      holdings
      http://tinyurl.com/gw7su
      Huntsville Times 25 June 2006

      **Shedding light [restoration in downtown Mobile]
      Deadline to claim 26 percent credit is Jan. 1, 2009
      http://tinyurl.com/g4wuv
      Mobile Press-Register 25 June 2006

      **Century of Shelby courthouse marked, time capsule opened
      http://tinyurl.com/hmh3m
      Birmingham News 25 June 2006

      **'Miracle' workers
      local actresses call on professional, personal experiences in historic
      drama
      http://tinyurl.com/h9feq
      Decatur Daily 25 June 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/gch5v
      Mobile Press-Register 25 June 2006

      **1868 June 25: Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and
      South Carolina are re-admitted to the Union.

      1842 June 24: Ambose Bierce, cynic [& author, _Devil's Dictionary_ etc
      is born. Bierce spent time in Alabama during and just after the Civil
      War; one of his most famous stories, "Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is
      set in northern Alabama]
      FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **Clay rejects plan to spare historical house
      Ware farmstead sits on 2 acres slated for city athletic complex
      http://tinyurl.com/qvqzc
      Birmingham News 24 June 2006

      **1896 June 24- Booker T. Washington is the first African American to
      receive an honorary Master of Arts degree from Harvard University.
      Today in Black History http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **b. 06-24-1910 - Cootie Williams - Mobile, AL - d. 9-14-1985 jazz
      trumpet player: "Jubilee" [radio show]

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/fjwlq
      Mobile Press-Register 24 June 2006


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      **CULTURE
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      **Christian a cappella group [LifeStep] releases CD
      http://tinyurl.com/gq2pc
      Huntsville Times 26 June 2006

      **AUM professor edits Faulkner book
      http://tinyurl.com/rzn3a
      Montgomery Advertiser 26 June 2006

      **Locally produced documentary examines HIV/AIDS in Alabama
      90.3 WBHM-Birmingham presents AIDS: The Epidemic in Alabama, a one-hour
      documentary examining HIV/AIDS in the Heart of Dixie.
      http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=93781
      UAB Reporter 26 June 2006

      **Oprah prints letter from Harper Lee
      http://tinyurl.com/ezq9e
      Mobile Press-Register 25 June 2006

      **Sacred spaces [Episcopal priest Bill King]
      Priest identifies 12 'places of secret prayer' in Alabama
      [book and web site: _Places of Secret Prayer: Pilgrimage in Alabama_]
      http://tinyurl.com/gx28n
      Decatur Daily 24 June 2006




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

      **Mobile civic leader [Palmer] Bedsole Jr. dies
      http://tinyurl.com/o6f4x
      Montgomery Advertiser 26 June 2006

      **Palmer Bedsole was big in height -- and his heart
      http://tinyurl.com/eaqwv
      Mobile Press-Register 26 June 2006

      **Palmer Bedsole dies
      http://tinyurl.com/gfxuk
      Mobile Press-Register 25 June 2006

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

      **Mockingbird: The Life of Harper Lee
      [audio interview with author of new bio, Charles J. Sheilds]
      http://wbhm.org/News/2006/Harper_Lee.html
      WBHM-FM

      **The Historic Lowry House in Huntsville
      The Historic Lowry House at 1205 Kildare Street in Huntsville was placed
      on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. In June 2006 it was
      restored and reopened for weddings, receptions and meetings. For more
      information on The Lowry House, call (256)489-9200.
      http://huntsville.about.com/od/weddings/ig/Lowry-House/index.htm?nl=1
      Huntsville/About.com 22 June 2006

      **Alabama Division of Civil War Reenactors
      http://www.alabamadivision.org

      **62nd Alabama Volunteer Infantry
      http://www.62ndalabama.org

      **1st Alabama Cavalry Union re-enactors
      http://www.1stalabamacavalryusv.com

      **33rd Alabama Volunteer Infantry
      http://www.33rdalabama.org

      **Music: Un-Reconstructed period music group based in northeast Alabama,
      with several CDs
      http://www.un-reconstructed.com

      **Book and Film: "Firefly" and "My Brother's War," by Hoover native
      Whitney Hamilton [Civil War]
      http://www.mybrotherswar.com


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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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