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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 1-8 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 8, 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. 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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      **[Rosemere] Cemetery Tour brings Opelika history to life [Oct. 9 & 10]
      http://tinyurl.com/4lol3g
      Opelika-Auburn News 5 October 2008

      **Shelby Iron Works Festival this weekend [October 11 & 12]
      http://tinyurl.com/43mwfp
      Birmingham News 8 October 2008

      **BPL@Night to Host Richard Arrington Jr.

      Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 at the downtown Birmingham Public Library’s Arrington Auditorium

      Former Birmingham mayor, Richard Arrington Jr., will visit the library to discuss his book, There's Hope for the World: The Memoir of Birmingham, Alabama's First African-American Mayor. The University of Alabama Press will publish There's Hope for the World on October 12th, 2008. For this special BPL@Night event, books will be sold at the library and Mayor Arrington will sign copies.

      Important Information:

      Date: Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

      Time: 6:30 p.m.

      Event: Richard Arrington Jr. discussing his memoir There's Hope for the World

      Place: Auditorium at the Downtown Birmingham Public Library
      Cost: Free

      **Indian History Fest coming to Dothan [November 22]
      http://tinyurl.com/3gqbev
      WTVY-TV [ Dothan ] 7 October 2008


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      **HISTORY
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      ** Store of History
      “The Eufaula Athenaeum, a historic building recently restored, houses a remarkable collection.”
      http://thicketmag.com/content/?p=295
      Thicket Magazine [“ Alabama Redefined”] October-November 2008

      **Footsteps of Giants
      “Four of our states football greats remember the glory days of their careers”
      http://thicketmag.com/content/?p=288
      Thicket Magazine [“ Alabama Redefined”] October-November 2008

      **Behind Enemy Lines
      “German POWs were held in Aliceville during WWII. But in small town Alabama , the prisoners and their captors became friends.”
      http://thicketmag.com/content/?p=290
      Thicket Magazine [“Alabama Redefined”] October-November 2008

      **Area Grantlands tied to historic figures
      http://tinyurl.com/4xekcj
      Huntsville Times 8 October 2008

      **Corner High theater group brings long lost community members [buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery ] back to life
      http://tinyurl.com/4l4b8l
      Birmingham News 8 October 2008

      **This month’s National 4-H Week marks 100 years of 4-H in Alabama
      http://tinyurl.com/4my4br
      Gadsden Times 8 October 2008

      **Trial in 1965 slaying [of Jimmie Lee Jackson] delayed
      http://tinyurl.com/526oxx
      Montgomery Advertiser 8 October 2008

      **Natalee Holloway movie in the works
      http://tinyurl.com/4zh75z
      Montgomery Advertiser 8 October 2008

      **2008 October 7: Mary Badham [To Kill a Mockingbird] is 56 and Taylor Hicks [American Idol] is 32.

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      October 8: http://tinyurl.com/45ucnr
      October 7: http://tinyurl.com/4tgrfa
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Recreating Shelby history [at Shelby Iron Works Park ]
      http://tinyurl.com/3qdaxh
      Shelby County Reporter 6 October 2008

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      [New book]'Confederate Propagandist' puts [ Mobile 's] Henry Hotze in context
      http://tinyurl.com/48bx5t
      Mobile Press-Register 5 October 2008

      **Marker honors soldier and pioneer [Revolutionary War veteran David Lindsay]
      http://tinyurl.com/52jle8
      Shelby Country Reporter 3 October 2008



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      **CULTURE
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      **King Daddy
      “If Southern literature is rooted in family storytelling, Sonny Brewer is the patriarch, and Southern Writers Reading is the big reunion.”
      http://thicketmag.com/content/?p=289
      Thicket Magazine [“ Alabama Redefined”] October-November 2008

      **Award-winning Excel writer [Riley Kelly] happy out of spotlight
      http://tinyurl.com/4zulws
      Montgomery Advertiser 7 October 2008

      **After illness, Alabama native pens first novel
      [Denzil Strickland, Swimmers in the Sea]
      Birmingham News 7 October 2008, pD1

      **Cookbook [from Ala. Telephone Pioneers] features best of the best
      http://tinyurl.com/3pxj55
      Tuscaloosa News 1 October 2008


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      **DEATHS
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      **J.L. Chestnut funeral at 1 p.m. Wednesday
      http://tinyurl.com/4548uz
      Selma Times-Journal 7 October 2008

      **Longtime arts supporter [Virginia] Weil dies
      http://tinyurl.com/4ysxz6
      Montgomery Advertiser 7 October 2008

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      Warren Whatley Sr., 92, knew and built history [including Tuskegee Army Airfield]
      http://tinyurl.com/3ga9ul
      Atlanta Journal-Constitution 7 October 2008


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Alabama Highlands [1937, 10 min.]

      [Documentary about CCC in Alabama during FDR Administration]
      http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8521786618951612741&hl=en

      **Thicket Magazine {“ Alabama Redefined”]
      [Many articles on Alabama history and culture]
      http://thicketmag.com/content/



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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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