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Alabama History/Culure in the News: 2-7 September & Bonus Material

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  • Amos J Wright
    NOTE: 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
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      NOTE:
      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. Some items are listed without links because I could not find online versions.

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

      AND NOW THE NEWS...

      Additional articles can often be found at Google, Topix or Yahoo news sites:

      http://news.google.com/  
      http://www.topix.net/    
      http://news.yahoo.com/

      Please note that many articles continue beyond the single web page I have linked here. Web sites related to some articles often appear in the "Bonus Material" section.


      COMING EVENTS*HISTORY**CULTURE**DEATHS*BONUS MATERIAL


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

      **Alabama History Community Calendar
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/adahcalendar.html

      **Traditional Cultural Events in Alabama
      http://www.alabamafolklife.org/folkevents.html

      **Take a walk downtown and see the art [Artwalk, Sept. 7-8]
      Music and food will add to the ambiance
      http://tinyurl.com/yohnqj
      Birmingham News 7 September 2007


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

      **BSC takes the field, at long last
      After nearly 70 years, college once again playing football
      http://tinyurl.com/yp2vjw
      Birmingham News 7 September 2007

      **Historic hotel to be refurbished
      Developer, city set to commit to A.G. Gaston Hotel renovation plans
      http://tinyurl.com/yq2prt
      Birmingham News 7 September 2007

      **Photo of Union troops razing Decatur
      Extremely rare Civil War picture returns to Valley
      http://tinyurl.com/2bewyz
      Decatur Daily 7 September 2007

      **Filmmaker [Ken Burns] to visit Mobile for war series
      http://tinyurl.com/2c4p9q
      Tuscaloosa News 7 September 2007

      **Tuscaloosa Academy hits 40 years
      http://tinyurl.com/2xhqgh
      Tuscaloosa News 7 September 2007

      **
      Inductees announced for Alabama Music Hall of Fame
      [see Alabama Music Hall of Fame:
      http://www.alamhof.org ]
      http://tinyurl.com/yrvkal
      Tuscaloosa News 6 September 2007

      **
      Ken Burns sets Mobile visit to recognize WWII vets in `The War'
      [see
      http://www.pbs.org/thewar ]
      http://tinyurl.com/2csflx
      Tuscaloosa News 6 September 2007

      **Birmingham, company reach deal on renovation of King motel
      http://tinyurl.com/ywuoh6
      Tuscaloosa News 6 September 2007

      **Alabama Music Hall of Fame to open Montgomery's new convention center
      http://tinyurl.com/3cqxkh
      Montgomery Independent 6 September 2007

      **Dale County High, others, partner with History Channel
      Documentary will explore segregated schools era in Wiregrass
      http://tinyurl.com/34npbc
      Dothan Eagle 6 September 2007

      **A tour through history, bright and dark [Ala. Dept of Archives & History]
      http://tinyurl.com/23p5ya
      Mobile Press-Register 6 September 2007

      **[Filmmaker Ken] Burns explains why he picked Mobile [for new documentary]
      http://tinyurl.com/2absxr
      Mobile Press-Register 6 September 2007

      **Artifacts stir memories of late governor's darkest moment [G. Wallace]
      http://tinyurl.com/27p4zm
      Mobile Press-Register 6 September 2007

      **Thompson sets political world abuzz, but not in his Alabama birthplace of Sheffield; Native of Sheffield didn't stick around
      http://tinyurl.com/2v78vv
      Birmingham News 6 September 2007

      **No fanfare now for 18th century war hero
      Feted in [Alabama in] 1825, Lafayette's 250th barely noted today
      http://tinyurl.com/2vezmn
      Birmingham News 6 September 2007

      **Miss Vulcan 1939
      Winner reminisces about pageant that made her a queen
      http://tinyurl.com/2sgu4u
      Birmingham News 6 September 2007

      **Studdard to help Calhoun [Community College] celebrate 60th
      http://tinyurl.com/yslkeq
      Decatur Daily 6 September 2007

      **Oakville's 'Babe Ruth'
      Family, friends say Taylor is Lawrence's best athlete
      http://tinyurl.com/2d7hmh
      Decatur Daily 6 September 2007

      **Ceremony to mark site as part of trail
      "... the designation of Tuscumbia Landing as a part of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail..."
      http://tinyurl.com/yqv2sm
      Florence Times-Daily 6 September 2007

      **City [of Prattville] works to save history
      http://tinyurl.com/35bkx7
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 September 2007

      **Stars fall on Montgomery: Music hall of fame comes to town
      http://tinyurl.com/2wpssr
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 September 2007

      **The News' nameplate destined for [Birmingham-Jefferson] history museum
      Birmingham News 6 September 2007 pB1

      **Lawyer: Charges against curator are bogus
      http://tinyurl.com/2p7va3
      Moulton Advertiser 5 September 2007

      **Old Alabama Town reflects Montgomery's olden times
      http://tinyurl.com/2uuprs
      Atlanta Journal-Constitution 5 September 2007

      **Blazing the Trail [in Madison]
      Marker dedicated to suffering of Indians forced to leave the area in 1830s
      http://tinyurl.com/2nepwe
      Huntsville Times 5 September 2007

      **Tragedy followed two doctors with links to Clay House site [in Madison]
      http://tinyurl.com/2kttn7
      Huntsville Times 5 September 2007

      **Gray drafted early
      "Gray... is among the Mobilians featured in the new Ken Burns PBS documentary series "The War."
      http://tinyurl.com/2ps3qq
      Mobile Press-Register 5 September 2007

      **It's tea time
      Magazine uses Old Decatur homes as setting for progressive fall event
      http://tinyurl.com/2bdvrq
      Decatur Daily 5 September 2007

      **Keeping the [Muscle Shoals] sound alive
      Florence native [Donnie Fritts] among [Ala. Music] hall of fame inductees
      http://tinyurl.com/2fxdnp
      Florence Times-Daily 5 September 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      September 7:
      http://tinyurl.com/yvfjcw 
      September 6:
      http://tinyurl.com/24jgod
      September 5: http://tinyurl.com/2n4owp
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Tracking Down a Legend [John Henry]
      'Steel drivin' man' died here while working between Oak and Coosa tunnels, some say; West Virginia also claims legend
      Birmingham News 5 September 2006 pp 1SC, 3SC

      **Stallworth Stories
      [Columnist Clarke Stallworth remembers Birmingham Mayor Cooper Green]
      Senior Living Volume 13, number 9, September 2007 p4



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

      **Ordinance covers business artwork
      http://tinyurl.com/3xofme
      Huntsville Times 6 September 2007

      **Birmingham chefs get raves for James Beard House dinner [in NYC]
      http://tinyurl.com/3xrcv5
      Birmingham News 5 September 2007

      **Mobile native exposes sources of fictitious Wikipedia entries
      http://tinyurl.com/26u8bl
      Montgomery Advertiser 5 September 2007

      **Alabama dishes up some good eatin'
      http://tinyurl.com/38b4nt
      Huntsville Times 2 September 2007


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

      **Bataan Death March survivor [James F. Drake] dies at 86
      http://tinyurl.com/yr8wnj
      Mobile Press-Register 7 September 2007

      **Artist’s personality matched his work [Jimmy Lee Sudduth]
      http://tinyurl.com/yqbewq
      Tuscaloosa News 6 September 2007

      **Folk artist Sudduth, 97, dies
      http://tinyurl.com/2wth7n
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 September 2007

      **Jimmy Lee Sudduth, folk art pioneer, dies at 97
      http://tinyurl.com/2l24c5
      Birmingham News 5 September 2007

      **Fayette [folk] artist among masters
      Jimmy Lee Sudduth | 1910-2007
      http://tinyurl.com/22qcv5
      Tuscaloosa News 5 September 2007


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

      **Recent Books with Alabama Connections

      The Bright Star Family with Niki Sepsas. _A Centennial Celebration of The Bright Star Restaurant_. University of Alabama Press, 2007
      [A history of Bessemer's legendary eatery]

      **Birmingham News building
      [constructed in 1917, currently being demolished]
      http://tinyurl.com/2kadhg
      BhamWiki

      **Donnell Group Publishing
      [Publishes books related to AU sports and other history topics;
      recent titles include a biography of George Petrie and a history of Troy]
      http://www.thedonnellgroup.com/

      **Category Summary ( Cyndi's List - U.S. - Alabama - Localities
             
      http://www.CyndisList.com/al-local.htm ):
      * New Links:            4
      * Updated Links:        0
      * Removed Links:        0
      * Total Links:          2878

      ================
      **USEFUL LINKS
      ================

      **Alabama History Community Calendar
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/adahcalendar.html

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

      **Alabama County Historical & Genealogical Societies & Records Repositories
      http://www.archives.state.al.us/referenc/hsglist.html

      **Alabama Historical Association Marker Index
      http://www.archives.state.al.us/markers/histmarkindex.html

      **Alabama History Resources on the Internet
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/teacher/netres.html

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

      **activeculture.info History Events
      http://tinyurl.com/hn3lf

      **activeculture.info Literature Events
      http://tinyurl.com/fnf5l


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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
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