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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 17-19 Oct & 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
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 19, 2007
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      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

       

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      ** Alabama History Community Calendar

      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/adahcalendar.html        

       

      **Traditional Cultural Events in Alabama

      http://www.alabamafolklife.org/folkevents.html     

      **Go back in time with Historical Fair [October 20th]
      [36th annual in Loachapoka]
      http://tinyurl.com/3x3qrm
      Opelika-Auburn News 17 October 2007

      **[24th Silverhill] Heritage Day is Saturday [Oct. 20]
      " The festival began as a way for Silverhill to celebrate the heritage of the community's founders, who came from countries such as Norway , Sweden , Finland and what are now the Czech and Slovak Republics . "

      http://tinyurl.com/2bp74w
      Mobile Press-Register 19 October 2007

      **Mr. Dial Has Something To Say

      Sunday, October 21, 2007 at 8:00PM APT

      Produced and directed by APT's Emmy-winning Celia Carey, the film investigates the problems of classism and racism in the elite world of visual art by following the story of Thornton Dial, a 79-year-old African American artist from Alabama 's "Black Belt." The documentary includes interviews with other Southern African American artists, curators and other art critics. http://tinyurl.com/28hk2w

      ** Monroe historic tour deadline is Oct. 19 [tour is Oct. 23]
      http://tinyurl.com/2w7p2d
      Thomasville Times 18 October 2007

      **The Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table will have a used book sale on Saturday, November 3, 2007, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, in the Auditorium of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, for the benefit of the Heritage Room Archives and Civil War Battlefield Preservation activities.
      TVCWRT: http://myweb.cableone.net/mpenny1842/tvcwrt/

       

       

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      **HISTORY

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      **Masonic lodge in Decatur to celebrate 180th
      http://tinyurl.com/yrqbtj
      Decatur Daily 19 October 2007

      **Events, school honor civil rights figure [E.D. Nixon]
      http://tinyurl.com/36j687
      Montgomery Advertiser 19 October 2007

      **Sunken vessel halts pier construction [in Spanish Fort]
      "The Chiquimula was once captained by Capt. James Buffett, grandfather to singer Jimmy Buffett and his sister Lucy Buffett, owner of Lulu’s at Homeport Marina of Gulf Shores."
      http://tinyurl.com/3248ww
      BaldwinCountyNow.com 18 October 2007

      **Historic-home owner wins vinyl battle
      http://tinyurl.com/2olys5
      Decatur Daily 18 October 2007

      **Pine Hill [day] camp [operating since 1977] shutting down; owners to sell land
      http://tinyurl.com/2rrr9l
      Decatur Daily 18 October 2007

      **[Winston Co.] Log jail built in 1868 being restored
      http://tinyurl.com/34dhvd
      Montgomery Advertiser [via Bham News] 18 October 2007

      ** ALABAMA HISTORY

      Huge battle [of Mabila or Mauvila] was 467 years ago
      http://tinyurl.com/2nyd55
      Montgomery Advertiser 18 October 2007

      **Map it out: Map specialist [Nancy Rohr] follows history on paper
      http://tinyurl.com/2utbnz
      Montgomery Advertiser 18 October 2007

      **Holding on to the past

      Hoarding a harmless hobby for most, but can lead to health problems, shame
      http://tinyurl.com/yoty9h

      Florence Times-Daily 18 October 2007

       

      **Kentuck legends lost, but tradition will continue [editorial]

      Some familiar faces will be missing from the ranks of exhibitors at this weekend's Kentuck Festival of the Arts. But there will be plenty to interest arts patrons, including a bevy of newcomers, at the two-day outdoor festival, which enters its 36th year.

      http://tinyurl.com/26ybdg  
      Tuscaloosa News 18 October 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      October 19: http://tinyurl.com/2cma3w
      October 18: http://tinyurl.com/27g82e
      Mobile Press-Register

      ** MOUNTAIN BROOK : Historic designation possible for villages

      "The city will host a meeting Thursday to discuss the possibility of turning some or all of its commercial villages into historic districts. The event will include a presentation by representatives of the Alabama State Historical Commission, who will also discuss the tax implications of historic districts and answer questions. It is set for 6 p.m. at City Hall."
      http://tinyurl.com/yt8rxg
      Birmingham News 17 October 2007

      **1962 October 19- Evander Holyfield is born in Atmore , Alabama .  He will

                  become a professional boxer.  Over the course of his

                  career, he will become IBF Heavyweight Champion, WBA

                  Heavyweight Champion, three time World Champion, and

                  Undisputed Cruiserweight Champion.

      1956 October 17- Mae C. Jemison is born in Decatur , Alabama . She will

                  grow up in Chicago , become a physician, serve in the

                  Peace Corps in Africa , and practice medicine in Los

                  Angeles, before being selected for the astronaut

                  training program in 1987.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

       

       

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      **CULTURE

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      ** Alabama music comes to Madison [WI] this fall

      Drive-By Truckers, Mavis Staples, and Jason Isbell bring the Muscle Shoals sound to town
      http://tinyurl.com/2jfggd
      Isthmus Daily Page [ Madison WI] 19 October 2007

       

      **Passion for music keeps [Kevin] Rye performing juggling act
      http://tinyurl.com/2a3rmh
      Florence Times-Daily 18 October 2007

      **[Jimmy Lee] Sudduth's space

      Folk artist's spot to be left unfilled as Kentuck festival mourns loss of five [artists]
      http://tinyurl.com/3dwv5t
      Tuscaloosa News 17 October 2007

      **Thousands of people in Huntsville have heard the Huntsville Police Dept.'s five-man singing quintet, The Blue Notes. Now you can get more info about their new CD, "Standing Up," by emailing Eric Newby at esnewbysr@...  or calling (256) 755-0754
      http://huntsville.about.com/

       

       

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      **DEATHS

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      **Local aviation celebrity [Clay Smith] was hero to many fliers
      http://tinyurl.com/2gcy4e
      Huntsville Times 19 October 2007

       

      **James Ray Kuykendall [obituary]
      [The retired pharmacist was active for many years in the Alabama Historical Association]
      http://tinyurl.com/2hsscq
      Birmingham News 17 October 2007

       

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      **BONUS MATERIAL

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      **Singer’s Secret Service Corps: Causing Chaos During the Civil War

      A group of Texas friends led by Edgar Singer raised havoc with their torpedoes and helped finance CSS Hunley. [built in Mobile ]
      http://tinyurl.com/yot6un
      Civil War Times November/December 2007

       

       

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      **USEFUL LINKS

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      ** 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

       

      **Project to Document the Birmingham District

      [Includes the BhamWiki and the Magic City Flickr group]

      http://tinyurl.com/yt49xj

       

      **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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      **alabamahistory related links

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      Listings since July 2002:

       

      Alabama History & Culture in the News

      http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews0.htm

       

      Listings prior to that date are in the Yahoo archives.

       

      alabamahistory archives at Yahoo:

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alabamahistory

       

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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@...

       

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