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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 14-16 Feb & 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 , Feb 16, 2009
      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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      ** 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

      **Grange Hall [school] on display at Old Alabama Towne [thru March 12]
      http://tinyurl.com/ba8tzw
      Montgomery Advertiser 16 February 2009


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      **HISTORY
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      **Moundville park could lead way for tourism boost
      http://tinyurl.com/bg974t
      Tuscaloosa News 16 February 2009

      ** Alabama [women’s] hall of fame picks Coretta Scott King
      http://tinyurl.com/da6edk
      Birmingham News blog 16 February 2009

      **Casting Helen Keller [by sculptor Edward Hlvaka, for U.S. capitol]
      http://tinyurl.com/d3kxbt
      Mobile Press-Register 15 February 2009

      ** Prattville Tornado: One Year Later [special section]
      http://tinyurl.com/c86by6
      Montgomery Advertiser 15 February 2009

      **Pride and Compromise
      [Review of new Booker T. Washington bio, Up From History by Robert J. Norrell]
      http://tinyurl.com/ap789h
      New York Times 15 February 2009

      **Merrimack Village Neighborhood springing to life again
      [Houses built in early 20th century for employees of Merrimack Mill, Huntsville 's first textile mill opened in 1900]
      http://tinyurl.com/b2ynof
      Huntsville Times 15 February 2009

      **[Southern Steel Co.'s] Steel mill operated nearly 100 years [in Alabama City ]
       http://tinyurl.com/b5knb6
      Gadsden Times 15 February 2009

      **Fight to get paid [a pension; Willie Bies, Tuscaloosa 's first black police officer hired in 1966]
      http://tinyurl.com/c9tooa
      Tuscaloosa News 15 February 2009

      ** Maryland teachers tour civil rights landmarks [in Alabama ]
      http://tinyurl.com/b8zumj
      Montgomery Advertiser 15 February 2009

      **
      1965 Feb. 15- Nat King Cole, singer and pianist, joins the ancestors in Santa

                Monica , California at the age of 45.  He succumbs to lung cancer.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **What did that sign say? [Funny town names in Alabama ]
      Birmingham News 15 February 2009 pp 1E, 7E


      **Buffalo Soldiers mark anniversary of Selma to Montgomery march
      http://tinyurl.com/cvt72r
      Montgomery Advertiser 15 February 2009

      **Buffalo Soldier bikers roar into Montgomery [to commemorate 1965 Selma to Montgomery march]
      http://tinyurl.com/apjtm3
      Montgomery Advertiser 14 February 2009

      **Negro League veterans speak with elementary school students about hard work
      http://tinyurl.com/bwstjl
      Birmingham News 14 February 2009

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      February 16: http://tinyurl.com/byuyt4
      February 15: http://tinyurl.com/d6veln 
      February 14: http://tinyurl.com/d35zqb
      Mobile Press-Register

      **b.
      02-14-1913 - Mel Allen - Birmingham , AL - d. 6-16-1996 sportscaster, announcer: "White Owl Sports Smoker"; "Truth or Consequences"

      b. 03-17-1919 - Nat "King" Cole - Montgomery, AL - d. 2-15-1965

      singer: "King Cole Trio Time"
      old.time.radio Digest V2009 Issue #35
      http://lists.oldradio.net/

      **Coming Down: Anniston ’s First Smokestack Sees Final Days [built in 1880]
      http://tinyurl.com/ajcrrd
      istockAnalyst.com 13 February 2009



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      **CULTURE
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      **Working artist [Don Sawyer] keeps on painting in Fairhope and Destin
      http://tinyurl.com/cp5w4u
      Mobile Press-Register 16 February 2009

      **Writer [Patrick Brian Miller] hopes stories will boost 'literary tourism'
      http://tinyurl.com/dxys4u
      Montgomery Advertiser 15 February 2009

      **[ Alabama bands] Isbell, Roswell don't disappoint
      http://tinyurl.com/c9uqbk
      Birmingham News 14 February 2009

      **College students [at Birmingham-Southern] eat barbecue for grades
      http://tinyurl.com/cb5uuk
      Montgomery Advertiser 14 February 2009

      **Lure of rural living draws city couple
      http://tinyurl.com/dla9da
      Florence Times-Daily 11 February 2009


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      **DEATHS
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      **Dr. Carole Samuelson, ex-health chief [of Jefferson County ], dies
      http://tinyurl.com/cjl8gw
      Birmingham News 15 February 2009

      **Civic, business leader John Evins dies at 97
      http://tinyurl.com/d8qhmm
      Birmingham News 15 January 2009

      **Former Birmingham civic, business leader John Evins dies
      http://tinyurl.com/c6omhr
      Birmingham News blog 14 February 2009


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

      **[no entries this issue]


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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, History of Anesthesia Section 

      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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