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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 4-7 Jan & 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 , Jan 7, 2008
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      Alabama History/Culture in the News: USE THIS ONE & Bonus Material

      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. Many of the articles listed are reprinted in other Alabama newspapers; in general, I do not list those reprints. 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

      **Literary Events in Alabama [via Alabama Writers Forum]
      http://www.writersforum.org/calendar/default.aspx

      **Noccalula's history taught [Jan. 9, 16 & 23 at Noccalula Falls Park ]
      http://tinyurl.com/yp7tpc
      Gadsden Times 6 January 2008


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      **HISTORY
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      **Infamy’s heirlooms
      Decatur collector paid $10 for [John Wilkes] Booth’s photos
      http://tinyurl.com/2lxr6b
      Decatur Daily 7 January 2008

      **Touched by history
      Decatur attorney’s father-in-law marched as Hitler Youth, fought for America in World War II and worked with Wernher von Braun
      http://tinyurl.com/3c8g3p
      Decatur Daily 6 January 2008

      **Tuscaloosa's Shrine to "The Bear” [ Bryant Museum ]
      http://tinyurl.com/33rhc5
      Longview [WA] Daily News 6 January 2008 [reprint from Washington Post]

      **Wolf-Infested Waters: Confederate raider harried Union Navy
      [review of
      WOLF OF THE DEEP: Raphael Semmes and the Notorious Confederate Raider CSS Alabama. By Stephen Fox. Knopf. 259 pages. $25.95.]
      http://tinyurl.com/2mnjcl
      Winston-Salem [NC] Journal 6 January 2008

      **Murders never solved; tombstones needed for victims
      http://tinyurl.com/37h8ck
      BaldwinCountyNow.com 6 January 2008

      **Encounter with hate: Stan Chassin still remembers being confronted at Murphy High by a schoolmate who would become a dangerously notorious Klansman, and who later would undergo a startling change
      http://tinyurl.com/ywkm4k
      Mobile Press-Register 6 January 2008

      **Historic groups clash with RSA on renovation
      http://tinyurl.com/yqc9f4
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 January 2008

      **Former FBI agent recalls D.B. Cooper case
      {Lou Harris teaches at Faulkner University ]
      http://tinyurl.com/2eyapf
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 January 2008

      **[Shoals Children's] Museum closes for repairs
      http://tinyurl.com/2llhzk
      Florence Times-Daily 6 January 2008

      **'That devil Forrest' 'Enigma' takes balanced look at polarizing figure
      [review of new biography of Nathan Bedford Forrest]
      http://tinyurl.com/2vh5zq
      Mobile Press-Register 5 January 2008

      **1943 January 5- George Washington Carver joins the ancestors after succumbing
              to anemia at the age of 81.  He was a pioneering plant
              chemist and agricultural researcher noted for his work with
              the peanut and soil restoration while at Tuskegee Institute.

      1948 January 5- A commemorative stamp of George Washington Carver is issued
              by the U.S. Postal Service.  The posthumous honor bestowed
              upon the famed agricultural expert and researcher is only
              one of the many awards he received, including the 1923
              Spingarn Medal and membership in the NYU Hall of Fame.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      January 7: http://tinyurl.com/36ryxu
      January 6: http://tinyurl.com/25uzln 
      January 5: http://tinyurl.com/2w9n2v
      Mobile Press-Register

      **1861 January 5: Alabama troops sieze both Forts Morgan and Gaines at Mobile Bay .
      FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac 

      **[Clarke] Stallworth Stories: We Three Kings of the Orien Tar…
      [includes memories of Hugo Black]
      Senior Living 15(1): 4, January 2008

      **Back Then by Hoyt Harwell
      [Ann Hodges of Sylacauga struck by meteorite in 1954]
      Senior Living 15(1): 5, January 2008


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      **CULTURE
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      **[Big Wills] Arts programs receive grants
      http://tinyurl.com/39pexg
      Gadsden Times 7 January 2008

      ** Montgomery author [Kirk Curnutt] publishes 'Ghost' story
      http://tinyurl.com/yqsn2j
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 January 2008

      **Book briefs [includes material on Clanton author Mike Jones' new book]
      http://tinyurl.com/26qe6d
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 January 2008

      **"Dreamworlds of Alabama' a mysterious new landscape
      [review of new memoir by Allen Shelton]
      http://tinyurl.com/ywof6l
      Mobile Press-Register 5 January 2008

      ** Alabama artists find their place at Legends, other RSA buildings
      http://tinyurl.com/22ze2t
      Mongomery Advertiser 5 January 2008

      **Taylor Hicks talks about 'Asian Idol' and plans for 2008
      http://tinyurl.com/2on8qg
      City Scene/Birmingham News 4 January 2008


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      **DEATHS
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      **Local businessman Tom Jernigan dies
      [a founding member of what became Compass Bank]
      http://tinyurl.com/2m5222
      Birmingham News 5 January 2008


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Overlooked by History: The Vice-President Who Never Served
      [ Alabama ’s William Rufus King]
      American History 42(5): 74, December 2007
      http://www.historynet.com/magazines/american_history

      **Slave Labor Kept Civil War Ironworks [at Tannehill] Running
      American History 42(5): 14, December 2007
      http://www.historynet.com/magazines/american_history

      **Recent Books with Alabama Connections

      Frederick, Jeff. Stand Up for Alabama : Governor George Wallace. University of Alabama Press, 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

      ** Birmingham Rewound
      http://www.birminghamrewound.com/

      **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@...

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

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