Alabama History/Culture in the News: 21-24 April & Bonus Material
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.
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COMING EVENTS*HISTORY**CULTURE**DEATHS*BONUS MATERIAL
**Public welcome at Honor Flight flag ceremony tonight
Huntsville Times 24 April 2009
**’Rammer Jammer’ writer to sign new book [April 25; Warren St. John]
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]
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.
**Indian artifacts an easy find at show
Montgomery Advertiser 24 April 2009
**[Konrad] Dannenberg’s widow spurs memorial plan for German rocket team
Huntsville Times 23 April 2009
**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
**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
**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]
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.]
Lagniappe Magazine [ Mobile ] 21 April 2009
**New press launches with poetry festival
Tusk/Tuscaloosa News 24 April 2009
** Alabama forges arts alliance with city in Italy [Pietrasanta]
Montgomery Advertiser 24 April 2009
**Mobile cattle rancher [James Thomas] still a ‘Survivor’
Mobile Press-Register 24 April 2009
** Birmingham billboards to carry message honoring [late Miriam] Witherspoon
Birmingham News blog 24 April 2009
**Hidden Transportation Treasures of Alabama [Slide show]
[R.R. depots, taverns, covered bridges, forts, lighthouses, stagecoach stops, etc., etc.]
** Alabama History Community Calendar
**Traditional Cultural Events in Alabama
**Literary Events in Alabama [via Alabama Writers Forum]
**THIS MONTH IN ALABAMA HISTORY
** Alabama County Historical & Genealogical Societies & Records Repositories
** Alabama Historical Association Marker Index
** Alabama History Resources on the Internet
** Birmingham Rewound
**Project to Document the Birmingham District
[Includes the BhamWiki and the Magic City Flickr group]
**activeculture.info [cultural events calendar for central Alabama ]
**activeculture.info History Events
**activeculture.info Literature Events
**alabamahistory related links
alabamahistory archives at Yahoo:
A.J. Wright, M.L.S.
Director, History of Anesthesia Section
Department of Anesthesiology Library
University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, JT965
Birmingham AL 35249-6810
(205) 975-5963 [fax]