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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 21-24 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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      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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      **Public welcome at Honor Flight flag ceremony tonight
      http://tinyurl.com/cnpttt

      Huntsville Times 24 April 2009

      **’Rammer Jammer’ writer to sign new book [April 25; Warren St. John]
      http://tinyurl.com/ce8y79
      Tuscaloosa News 24 April 2009

      **LEE COUNTY GATHERING: OLD-TIME MUSIC FESTIVAL
      April 24-26, 2009, Loachapoka

      **Exploring the history of Muscle Shoals music [May 2]
      http://tinyurl.com/cnxr6f
      Florence Times-Daily 24 April 2009

       

      **The Alabama Genealogical Society Spring Seminar

      Saturday May 2, 2009          8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

      "SOUTHEASTERN PIONEERS IN THE 18th & EARLY 19th CENTURIES"

      Presented by:  Dorothy Williams Potter and Elizabeth Wells

      Brock Forum Auditorium / Dwight Beeson Business Building

      Samford University , Birmingham , Alabama

      Please use the link below to access the registration form.

      Print and mail with your check at your earliest convenience and avoid long lines at the registration desk.

      http://algensoc.org/main/FlyerSpring2009.pdf

       

       

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      **HISTORY

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      **Indian artifacts an easy find at show
      http://tinyurl.com/dfeap6
      Montgomery Advertiser 24 April 2009

      **[Konrad] Dannenberg’s widow spurs memorial plan for German rocket team
      http://tinyurl.com/d4dvnv
      Huntsville Times 23 April 2009

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      1954 April 23- Hammerin' Hank Aaron, of the Milwaukee Braves, hits the

                first of what will be 755 career home runs, in a game

                against the St. Louis Cardinals. The score will be 7-5 in

                favor of the Braves.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html


      **1954 April 23: Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits the first of his 755 homers.
      FROM: Poor Gabriel’s Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      April 24: http://tinyurl.com/cmmnnd
      April 23: http://tinyurl.com/d7nkzz
      Mobile Press-Register

      **International Motorsports Hall of Fame
      One More Honor for the Alabama Gang
      Donnie Allison joins brother Bobby, nephew Davey in IMHOF’s Class of 2009
      Birmingham News 23 April 2009, p7C

      **UA auditorium needs complete renovation
      [editorial; Foster Auditorium opened in 1939]
      http://tinyurl.com/cojkny
      Tuscaloosa News 22 April 2009

      **Storm damages historic [Jones-Bailey] cemetery in Calera
      Birmingham News 22 April 2009, p 2SC

      **Close enough to homemade
      Southerners have no guilt when it comes to Sister’s rolls and Marshall ’s biscuits
      [Article has extensive historical information about both companies]
      Birmingham News 22 April 2009, pp 1G, 6G

       

      **After 50 Years, Driver's Murder Still a Mystery
      [Oscar Driver was Saraland's first mayor.]
      http://tinyurl.com/dyqtwu
      Lagniappe Magazine [ Mobile ] 21 April 2009

       

       

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      **CULTURE

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      **New press launches with poetry festival
      http://tinyurl.com/dndqrd
      Tusk/Tuscaloosa News 24 April 2009

       

      ** Alabama forges arts alliance with city in Italy [Pietrasanta]
      http://tinyurl.com/cl3lh9
      Montgomery Advertiser 24 April 2009

      **Mobile cattle rancher [James Thomas] still a ‘Survivor’
      http://tinyurl.com/cjktt6
      Mobile Press-Register 24 April 2009

       

       

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      **DEATHS

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      ** Birmingham billboards to carry message honoring [late Miriam] Witherspoon
      http://tinyurl.com/co3qoq
      Birmingham News blog 24 April 2009

       

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      **BONUS MATERIAL

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      **Eating Alabama
      http://www.eatingalabama.org/

      **Hidden Transportation Treasures of Alabama [Slide show]
      [R.R. depots, taverns, covered bridges, forts, lighthouses, stagecoach stops, etc., etc.]
      http://www.dot.state.al.us/docs

       

      **Slash Pine Press
      http://www.slashpinepress.blogspot.com/

      **Some New Trend
      [Blog-novel by Birmingham writers Carrie Rollwagen and Kevin Wilder]
      http://somenewtrend.wordpress.com/

       

       

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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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