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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 26 Sept-3 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 3, 2008
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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. Many of the articles listed are printed in other Alabama newspapers; in general, I do not attempt to list all appearances of an article. Some dates given are those when the item was posted to the newspaper or magazine web site. 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/ONGOING 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

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      Rosa Parks Museum to celebrate family's donation of Montgomery Bus Boycott items [October 4]
      http://tinyurl.com/5xd5fj
      Montgomery Advertiser 1 October 2008

       

       

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      **HISTORY

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      **From German TVs to U.S. moon rockets
      Hans Fichtner in charge of Saturn V electrical system
      http://tinyurl.com/46tyqn

      Huntsville Times 3 October 2008

      **Sacred Ground
      Shiloh United Methodist members celebrate 200 years
      http://tinyurl.com/43e5cj
      Huntsville Times 3 October 2008

      **Dreamland marks 50 years of ribs
      http://tinyurl.com/4srdd4
      Tuscaloosa News 3 October 2008

      **The [Alabama National] Fair at 55
      Event mixes farm livin' with big-city fun

      http://tinyurl.com/3z8uhd
      Montgomery Advertiser 3 October 2008

      **German rocket scientist found familiar home on Monte Sano
      Walter Jacobi recalls community of team members
      http://tinyurl.com/4bhyg8
      Huntsville Times 2 October 2008

      **Late Governor “Big” Jim Folsom’s Childhood Home [listed as endangered by AHC]
      http://tinyurl.com/48bfd6

      WTVY-TV [ Dothan ] 2 October 2008

      **CED Fellowship House marks 40 years
      http://tinyurl.com/53q7rl
      Gadsden Times 2 October 2008

       

      **Archaeologist to help local historians preserve old New Garden Cemetery
      http://tinyurl.com/4dcqoa
      Athens News Courier 1 October 2008

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      October 3: http://tinyurl.com/4qfp4f  
      October 2: http://tinyurl.com/4ygvu7
      Mobile Press-Register

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      1943 Sept 30- Marilyn McCoo ( Davis ) is born in Jersey City , New Jersey . 

              She will become a singer with the group, "The Fifth

              Dimensions". Some of the hits with the group will be "Up,

              Up and Away," and "Aquarius." She will have a solo hit,

              "One Less Bell to Answer," and will record "You Don't

              Have to be a Star" with her husband, Billy Davis, Jr. She

              will later become a TV hostess for "Solid Gold" from

              1981-1984, and from 1986-88.  She will also be a TV music

              reporter for "Preview." [She is the granddaughter of Dr. Thomas V.
            McCoo (1883-1967) who practiced for many years in Eufaula.]

       

      1954 Sept 29- Willie Mays makes his famous "over-the-shoulder catch"

              of Vic Wertz' 460' drive.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

       

       

       

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      **CULTURE

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      **Former Birmingham residents recall how city shaped their lives [including poet Sonia Sanchez]
      http://tinyurl.com/5xvdfp
      Birmingham News 3 October 2008

      **Book spawns guessing game
      [Family Bible by Tuscaloosa native Melissa J. Delbridge]
      http://tinyurl.com/3fpdcl
      Tuscaloosa News 3 October 2008

       

      **ALABAMA VOICES: Incentives for films [shot in Alabama ] needed
      http://tinyurl.com/4hwgxk
      Montgomery Advertiser 2 October 2008

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      Shoals native [Natalie Quinn] goes from teacher to rocker
      http://tinyurl.com/4j3dlt
      Florence Times-Daily 2 October 2008


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      Author [Rick Bragg] shares tales of Southern father
      http://tinyurl.com/4vlrzk
      Florence Times-Daily 2 October 2008

      **She fought the machine [Jessica Thomas, 2005 UA Homecoming Queen]
      [She is subject of documentary Bama Girl, directed by Rachel Goslin]
      http://tinyurl.com/3j3goo
      Tusk Magazine/Tuscaloosa News 26 September 2008

       

       

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      **DEATHS

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      **Adelaide Trigg, founder of Haunted Book Shop [in 1941], dies at 89
      [Oct. 2 obituary: http://tinyurl.com/473jyn ]
      http://tinyurl.com/3l3n6y
      Mobile Press-Register 3 October 2008

      **There never will be another like J.L. Chestnut [Al Benn column]

      http://tinyurl.com/4dxruf
      Montgomery Advertiser 3 October 2008

       

      **J.L. Chestnut Jr., Early Leader in Civil Rights Movement, Is Dead at 77
      http://tinyurl.com/4g4v2w
      New York Times 1 October 2008

      **Remembering J.L. Chestnut
      http://tinyurl.com/4yfdae
      Selma Times-Journal 1 October 2008

      **Former Chickasaw [police] chief Clarence Hollinghead dies
      http://tinyurl.com/4kpujn
      Mobile Press-Register 1 October 2008

       

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      **BONUS MATERIAL

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      **Electronic State Publications Collection of Alabama [ADAH]
      http://216.226.178.196/cdm4/statepub.php

       

      **Mrs. [Anne Sullivan] Macy Is Dead; Aided Miss Keller
      http://tinyurl.com/rufcr
      New York Times 21 October 1936

       

       

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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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      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://medicine.uab.edu/anesthesiology/education/35465/

       

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