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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 17-21 August & 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 , Aug 21, 2006
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      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


      **activeculture.info [cultural events calendar for central Alabama]
      http://activeculture.info/index.asp

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      **COMING EVENTS
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      **Thursday, August 24, 2006 History Channel
      7-8pm [CT]-- Modern Marvels - George Washington Carver Tech.
      One of the 20th century's greatest scientists, George
      Washington Carver's influence is still felt. Rising
      from slavery to become one of the world's most
      respected and honored men, he devoted his life to
      understanding nature and the many uses for the
      simplest of plant life. His scientific research in the
      late 1800s produced agricultural innovations like crop
      rotation and composting. Part of the "chemurgist"
      movement that changed the rural economy, he found
      ingenious applications for the peanut, soybean, and
      sweet potato. At Tuskegee Institute, Dr. Carver
      invented more than 300 uses for the peanut, while
      convincing poor farmers to rotate cotton crops with
      things that would add nutrients to the soil. A
      visionary, Carver shared his knowledge free of charge,
      happy in his Tuskegee laboratory where he could use
      his gifts to help others.


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      **HISTORY
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      **Fortunes were won and lost along Pigeon Creek
      http://tinyurl.com/pzgdb
      Mobile Press-Register 21 August 2006

      **Digging produces historical gems
      http://tinyurl.com/rzz9b
      Florence Times-Daily 21 August 2006

      **Enjoy Tiger walk through history [at AU museum]
      [also Florence Times-Daily http://tinyurl.com/mqg9a and
      Columbus Ledger-Enquirer http://tinyurl.com/gy8su 20 August]
      http://tinyurl.com/hc967
      Montgomery Advertiser 21 August 2006

      **Ferry returns to isolated town after 44 years [Gee's Bend]
      http://tinyurl.com/g58wm
      Montgomery Advertiser 21 August 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/rjw23
      Mobile Press-Register 21 August 2006

      **Other places to rename besides [Caldwell] park
      http://tinyurl.com/lpdea
      Birmingham News 20 August 2006

      **The killing brought Birmingham's religious and ethnic turmoil to a
      climax in an era dominated by Klan bigotry. [Rev. James E. Coyle,
      murdered in 1921]
      Pastor's remains to be moved to plot at St. Paul's Cathedral
      http://tinyurl.com/oot5y
      Birmingham News 20 August 2006

      **Quilts have long Alabama history
      http://tinyurl.com/kpdpw
      Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel 20 August 2006

      **Thanks [to old Birmingham News building]
      http://tinyurl.com/rjqdu
      Birmingham News 20 August 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/olsfr
      Mobile Press-Register 20 August 2006

      **Wilderness cemetery
      Lacey's Spring residents want new care for old burial ground
      http://tinyurl.com/h3cb8
      Decatur Daily 19 August 2006

      **[Mayor Bernard] Kincaid puts Elyton School plans on hold
      http://tinyurl.com/ohp2f
      Birmingham News 19 August 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/qcdyv
      Mobile Press-Register 19 August 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/pe5fo
      Mobile Press-Register 18 August 2006

      **[Clarke County] Museum offers program on early Alabama
      http://tinyurl.com/znnjw
      Thomasville Times 17 August 2006

      **Historic bridge set to fall [75-year old C.C. Clay Bridge]
      http://tinyurl.com/ksrkk
      WAFF-TV 16 August 2006

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

      **Fyffe UFO Days blast for entire family with free admission, free
      parking
      http://tinyurl.com/ogqb6
      Gadsden Times 21 August 2006

      **[Gena] Ellis movie script nearer screen
      Madison writer's 'Angela's Decision'in post-production
      http://tinyurl.com/lucyj
      Huntsville Times 20 August 2006

      **Ex-members reprise roles keeping [Three on a] String going
      http://tinyurl.com/s444b
      Birmingham News 20 August 2006

      **Oddities abound [at Butch Anthony's Museum of Wonder]
      http://tinyurl.com/pzepy
      Gadsden Times 20 August 2006

      **Alabama author [Sonny Brewer] validates gift of storytelling in new
      novel
      http://tinyurl.com/l3bsk
      Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal 20 August 2006


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

      **Mobile's 'music man' [Ira N. Swingle, Jr.] left impressive legacy
      http://tinyurl.com/p9rz4
      Mobile Press-Register 18 August 2006

      **Prominent ad agent and political consultant [Bill Yeager] dies
      http://tinyurl.com/m323l
      Mobile Press-Register 18 August 2006

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

      **[no entries this issue]



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