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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 13-17 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
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 17, 2009
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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....

      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 19, 2009 at 8:00PM
      Alabama Public Television continues its celebration of Southern hospitality at Alabama’s bed and breakfast inns. Explore the inns and the variety of recreational activities available nearby.

      **THIS WEEK ON APT IQ...
      Quiltmakers of Gee's Bend
      Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 8:00PM on APT IQ
      For more than 150 years, the women of Gee's Bend, Alabama, have made quilts reflecting their history and daily lives. Over generations, they worked in isolation, continuing to inhabit the remote plantation land their parents once slaved. Today, art critics worldwide compare them to the great creative enclaves of the Italian Renaissance. An APT original film.


      **Town [of Hackleburg] marks 100 years [April 25]
      http://tinyurl.com/cxcjrf
      Florence Times Daily 16 April 2009

      **April 25, 2009 - BGS Meeting - The Hawes Murders
      The Birmingham Genealogical Society meets the fourth Saturday of each month (excluding Nov. & Dec.) in the Arrington Auditorium at the Downtown Birmingham Public Library. Guests are encouraged to attend! Next meeting: Saturday, April 25th at 2 p.m. Refreshments at 1:30 p.m.
      Speaker: Ann Gilbert, BGS 2nd Vice-President, Membership
      Program Topic: The Hawes Murders
      Details: Contact us via email birminghamgenealogy@... <birminghamgenealogy@...>or BPL-Southern History Dept. at (205) 226-3665
      On Tuesday morning, December 4, 1888, John Keith and Ben Culberson, while rowing a boat on East Lake, found something floating on the water. A closer look horrified the boys, in that they had found a human body. This incident would set the city on a course that would change the city forever.
      Come and hear Ann Gilbert give you the details of this horrible crime.
      http://birminghamgenealogy.wordpress.com/


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      **HISTORY
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      **Don't lose another icon of the city's history [East Clinton School; commentary]
      http://tinyurl.com/dhr9ay
      Huntsville Times 16 April 2009

      **Historian [J. Mills Thornton] describes Black Belt problems
      http://tinyurl.com/de6lym
      Montgomery Advertiser 16 April 2009

      **Sale of Bryce should be a win-win situation [editorial]
      http://tinyurl.com/cjbcxv
      Tuscaloosa News 16 April 2009

      **Birmingham mayor Larry Langford calls for action now on Rickwood Field project
      http://tinyurl.com/dn7k7f
      Birmingham News 16 April 2009

      **Pettus family put down roots early in North Alabama
      http://tinyurl.com/cz87eq
      Huntsville Times 15 April 2009

      **The Globe was a local treasure [restaurant closed recently; letter to editor]
      http://tinyurl.com/c2b2vr
      Tuscaloosa News 15 April 2009

      **Changing of the guard
      Anne Tidmore named new director at First White House of the Confederacy
      http://tinyurl.com/dgyo2l
      Montgomery Advertiser 15 April 2009

      **Interim report: Bryce price tag mid-$80 millions
      http://tinyurl.com/dgpwr4
      Tuscaloosa News 15 April 2009

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      April 17: http://tinyurl.com/dfhrbq
      April 16: http://tinyurl.com/d7tven
      April 15: http://tinyurl.com/c2d2ae
      Mobile Press-Register

      **b. 04-15-1918 - John Baragrey - Haleyville, AL - d. 8-4-1975
      actor: "X Minus One"; "There Is No Night"; "CBS Radio Mystery Theatre"

      b. 08-15-1925 - Rose Maddox - Boaz, AL - d. 4-15-1998
      country singer: "Faron Young Show"; "Country Hoedown"
      old.time.radio Digest V2009 Issue #73
      http://lists.oldradio.net/

      **4-H pioneer has roots in Franklin County
      [Luther Noble Duncan, who founded the Alabama 4-H 100 years ago]
      http://tinyurl.com/dbm97n
      Florence Times Daily 14 April 2009

      **This Week in Alabama History April 15-21
      http://tinyurl.com/d99kw2
      Gadsden Messenger 14 April 2009

      **Preserving a piece of Alabama history [B.B. Comer Bridge; letter to editor]
      http://tinyurl.com/chmz2e
      Scottsboro Daily Sentinel 13 April 2009


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      **CULTURE
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      **'Survivor' loses NY player, but both Alabamians stay
      http://tinyurl.com/cqh3kv
      Mobile Press-Register 17 April 2009

      **Sex and Crime, the Updates: Gay Talese is Back on the Beat
      [Author Talese attended UA]
      http://tinyurl.com/dev9hy
      New York Times 16 April 2009

      **Arts Alive begins today [11th annual festival of local artists, music, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/co98q6
      Mobile Press-Register blog 16 April 2009

      **Magazine features family [May issue of Family Circle; Wheelus family of Fairhope]
      http://tinyurl.com/csksvu
      Mobile Press-Register 16 April 2009

      **Spanish Fort Middle [School] writers earn honors
      http://tinyurl.com/d8w9e9
      Mobile Press-Register 16 April 2009

      **Montevallo to show off its artsy side
      http://tinyurl.com/dd238e
      Shelby County Reporter 13 April 2009


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      **DEATHS
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      **Former Auburn big-play specialist [Connie] Frederick dies
      http://tinyurl.com/djsjpd
      Montgomery Advertiser 15 April 2009

      **'Unofficial ambassador' dies
      Frank Brackin was a fixture in the Loxley community for more than 30 years
      http://tinyurl.com/dakvkn
      Mobile Press-Register 15 April 2009

      **[George Pollard] Walthall remembered as 'a prince of a man'
      Community leader and historian dies at age 96
      http://tinyurl.com/cn6c6q
      Prattville Progress 15 April 2009


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **[no items this issue]


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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]
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