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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 7-10 April & 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
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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....

      WARNING: Many articles on newspaper and magazine web sites are accompanied by nasty, anonymous comments about individuals and subjects in the posted articles. Some articles in these listings will unfortunately include such commentary.


      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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      **At Home In Alabama : Bed & Breakfast Inns
      Sunday, April 12, 2009 at 8:00PM // Alabama Public Television
      Alabama is a state of contrasts, from mountains to beaches, big cities to secluded woodlands. But wherever you go in our state, you’ll find a generous helping of Southern hospitality at Alabama ’s bed and breakfast inns. Episodes 1 & 2 this Sunday include The Limestone House, The Lodge on Gorham's Bluff, Laurel Mountain Inn, The Secret B&B, Cobb Lane B&B and Lake Guntersville B&B. In addition to the inns themselves, AT HOME IN ALABAMA examines the recreational opportunities found near each one.
      http://tinyurl.com/dafmdg


      **
      Autauga Genealogical Society

      Date:  Sunday, April 19

      Time:  2 p.m.

      Place:  First Baptist Church , downtown Prattville , Washington and Third St.

      Enter through breezeway.

      You Should Know: Anne Herbert Feathers will present the program, "Cat

      Fights & Coffins, Stories of Alabama Courthouses". Mrs. Feathers lives in

      Greenville but has roots in Autauga County and lived here as a child. She is immediate past president of the Executive Committee of the Alabama Historical Association and is a member of many other genealogy, preservation and historical groups. Visitors are always welcome to attend meetings.
      http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alags/


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      **HISTORY
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      ** National Cemetery in Montevallo becomes hallowed ground
      http://tinyurl.com/dj6kxv
      Birmingham News 10 April 2009

      **Ceremony marks groundbreaking for GulfQuest, city’s new maritime museum
      http://tinyurl.com/c93d5f
      Mobile Press-Register 10 April 2009

      **Maritime museum plans make a splash in Mobile
      http://tinyurl.com/cvtsky
      Montgomery Advertiser 10 April 2009

      ** Birmingham mayor Larry Langford pushes Rickwood Field museum focusing on Negro, Southern baseball leagues
      http://tinyurl.com/d8zhmb
      Birmingham News 10 April 2009

      **
      1958 April 10- W.C. Handy, composer and musician, joins the ancestors at the age of 84 in New York City .

       

      1865 April 9- Nine African American regiments of Gen. John Hawkins's

                division help to smash the Confederate defenses at Fort

                Blakely, Alabama . Capture of the fort will lead to the

                fall of Mobile . The 68th U.S. Colored Troops will have

                the highest number of casualties in the engagement.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html


      **Old Alabama town featured on ‘Little People, Big World’ [on The Learning Channel]
      http://tinyurl.com/c7yf4z
      Montgomery Advertiser 9 April 2009

      **Officials spotlight Gulf museum plans in Mobile
      [National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico ]
      http://tinyurl.com/cdc9ya
      Montgomery Advertiser 9 April 2009

      **At Your School: Digging Up History [ Ala. history at Shelby Elementary]
      http://tinyurl.com/cbvut8
      WBRC-TV [ Birmingham ] 9 April 2009

      **Yesterday's News [ in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      April 10: http://tinyurl.com/ctktxv
      April 9: http://tinyurl.com/csdgd7 
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Historic Harpersville
      31 structures on driving tour through Shelby County town
      Birmingham News 8 April 2009, pp 1Sc-2SC

      **Confederate history month held in April [letter]
      http://tinyurl.com/ccufqq
      Andalusia Star-News 7 April 2009


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      **CULTURE
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      **Young author [Sloane Hawkins] has high hopes for writing career
      http://tinyurl.com/d89e85
      Tuscaloosa News 10 April 2009

      ** Bibb County scenery stars in census bureau ads
      http://tinyurl.com/dfj4u8
      Tuscaloosa News 9 April 2009

      **Troy jazz ensembles take top Hall of Fame honors
      http://tinyurl.com/d3z9ht
      Montgomery Advertiser  9 April 2009

      **Local [ Old Town ] tavern site of [music] video shoot
      http://tinyurl.com/dgq5dg
      Florence Times-Daily 9 April 2009


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      **DEATHS
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      **WW II veteran [George Pollard] Walthall dies in Prattville at 96
      http://tinyurl.com/danb2u
      Montgomery Advertiser 9 April 2009


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Alabama Department of Archives and History
      Online Video Collection
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/video/



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      **USEFUL LINKS
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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

      **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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