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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 31 Dec-4 Jan & 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 presumably
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 4, 2010
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      NOTE:

      Materials in brackets are my additions. Items are listed more or less in reverse chronological order within each section. All links are presumably 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 either could not find online versions or could not find a free one.

      ***Feel free to forward this email as desired.***

      WARNING: Many articles on newspaper and magazine web sites and blogs are accompanied by nasty, anonymous comments about individuals and subjects in or sometimes unrelated to 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**USEFUL LINKS

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      **COMING EVENTS
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      **Linn-Henley Gallery Exhibitions
      http://www.visitvulcan.com/
      A special part of your visit to Vulcan Park and Museum is the Linn-Henley Gallery, a space where we host changing exhibits that enhance your experience at Vulcan. The Linn-Henley Gallery is included in your admission to Vulcan Park and Museum. On View Now:

      The Restoration of Vulcan: A Collision of Art and Science
      March 6, 2009 - February 14, 2010
      This exhibition highlights the restoration of Birmingham's most famous symbol, Vulcan - from the statue's 1999 removal to his return to Red Mountain in the fall of 2003. Visitors will learn the reasons for Vulcan's deterioration and then discover the science and principles of historic preservation that went into the meticulous renovation of the largest cast iron statue in the world. Highlights include hands-on interactive devices that illustrate the problems Vulcan faced, a miniature Vulcan armature, and a flash-animated Vulcan game.

      What Makes the Magic City So Magical?
      March 2010
      Vulcan teams up with student artists from area schools to celebrate Youth Art Month with What Makes the Magic City So Magical?, a collection of traditional and digital art that offers fresh perspectives on the city.

      From Factory to Field: The Dream of Baseball in Birmingham
      April - September 2010
      Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Rickwood Field in 2010, From Factory to Field recounts the rise of both Birmingham and what is the city's most defining pastime - baseball. Visitors see baseball in the context of Birmingham's industrial and social histories and meet a host of local baseball greats, including Willie Mays and Satchel Paige.

      Sloss Metal Arts
      October - December 2010
      Presented by Vulcan Park and Museum and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, this exhibition features amazing works of metal art created by Birmingham area high school students involved in Sloss Furnaces 2010 Summer Youth Apprenticeship Program. This exhibition not only educates the public on this unique metal arts program, but also highlights the art form used to create Birmingham's very own Vulcan.


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      **HISTORY
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      **Looking Back [50, 25, etc., years ago this week in Tuscaloosa]
      http://tinyurl.com/ybfrfg5
      Tuscaloosa News 4 January 2010

      **Mississippi Blues Trail marker to be dedicated [includes Alabama's connections]
      http://tinyurl.com/ybxas8x
      Florence Times Daily 3 January 2010

      **Retired doctor recalls World War II [Dr. Bill Ennis]
      http://tinyurl.com/y95pazm
      Gadsden Times 3 January 2010

      **Book Review: Hasan Kwame Jeffries' 'Bloody Lowndes'
      http://tinyurl.com/yclxhy6
      Mobile Press-Register blog 3 January 2010

      **Tide football's integration traces back to California
      http://tinyurl.com/y99uubx
      Tuscaloosa News 3 January 2010

      **Crimson Tide fans with ties to 'Granddaddy' of bowls prep for Pasadena trip
      http://tinyurl.com/yk3ushn
      Birmingham News blog 3 January 2010

      **DON NOBLE: Football book relives tough years [at UA]
      http://tinyurl.com/yasyxg2
      Tuscaloosa News 3 January 2010

      **Bama has opportunity to change history [in game against Texas]
      http://tinyurl.com/ydq9ek7
      Gadsden Times 3 January 2010

      **[Football] History changed for 'Bama in LA
      http://tinyurl.com/ykbgsrj
      Montgomery Advertiser 3 January 2010

      **Century-old Pinckard home being refurbished
      http://tinyurl.com/yefy54z
      Dothan Eagle 2 January 2010

      **Fundraiser aims to help save the USS Alabama
      http://tinyurl.com/yg5lb4x
      Mobile Press-Register blog 2 January 2010

      **New book traces Catholic history in Alabama
      [_History of the Diocese of Birmingham_]
      http://tinyurl.com/y9tf9rw
      Birmingham News blog 2 January 2010

      **100-year-old store may not see another century [in Roanoke]
      http://tinyurl.com/ye8x6bz
      Florence Times Daily 2 January 2010

      **Book marks centennial of first flight school in US
      [Wright Brothers in Montgomery]
      http://tinyurl.com/yfeqlwd
      Montgomery Advertiser 2 January 2010

      **Web site spreads Alabama history [Encyclopedia of Alabama]
      http://tinyurl.com/yefjgyo
      Montgomery Advertiser 2 January 2010

      **Love in letters lives long past WWI
      [letters exchanged by Eliga and Mae Dees of Missouri are now at UA]
      Birmingham News 2 January 2010 pp 1C-2C

      **UConn [football team] Gets History Lesson In Birmingham
      http://tinyurl.com/y9l8tuo
      Hartford [Conn.] Courant 1 January 2010

      **Making an iconic home their own [Baldwin House]
      http://tinyurl.com/ya42osl
      Montgomery Advertiser 1 January 2010

      **Hank Williams honored at Montgomery event
      http://tinyurl.com/yb4wayv
      Montgomery Advertiser 1 January 2010

      **Old jet arrives safely, without wings, on the way to new mission in [Veterans Memorial] museum
      http://tinyurl.com/yej6nah
      Huntsville Times blog 1 January 2010

      **b. 09-17-1923 - Hank Williams - Georgiana, AL - d. 1-1-1953
      singer: "Louisiana Hayride"; "Grand Ole Opry"; "Health and Happiness"
      old.time.radio Digest V2010 Issue #1
      http://lists.oldradio.net/

      **Developers transform Masonic Temple in Woodlawn into an events hosting facility
      [Masonic Temple built in 1914]
      http://tinyurl.com/yjqwtkb
      Birmingham News 31 December 2009

      **Lost Auburn: The House Detectives want your help
      http://tinyurl.com/ybe4ryw
      Auburn Villager 31 December 2009

      **Texas vs. Alabama: A historic history
      http://tinyurl.com/y97nlq3
      MySanAntonio.com 31 December 2009

      **Retiree [Clint Youngblood] displays artifacts of the Berlin Wall's fall
      http://tinyurl.com/ydnrycd
      Tuscaloosa News 31 December 2009

      **1965 Jan 2- The Selma, Alabama voter registration drive begins, led by the
      Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is a major effort to get
      African American voters registered to vote in Alabama.

      1930 Dec 31- Odetta Felious Gordon Holmes is born in Birmingham, Alabama.
      She will become a famous folksinger, known simply as "Odetta",
      who will sing all over the world and at major peace and civil
      rights meetings, including the 1963 March on Washington. Among
      the many musicians who cite Odetta as a major musical influence
      have been Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **One of world's oldest giraffes dies at Birmingham Zoo
      http://tinyurl.com/y8nnode
      Montgomery Advertiser 30 December 2009

      **Writing a new chapter in history [at Chilton County Airport]
      http://tinyurl.com/y9rl6qg
      Clanton Advertiser 29 December 2009

      **Sloss Gets Back On Track
      A new financial contract and planned visitor center are being forged at Sloss Furnaces.
      http://tinyurl.com/yhpnba3
      Black & White [Birmingham] 24 December 2009


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      **CULTURE
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      **One-of-a-kind footballs: Dentist [Henry Berger] fashions them from wood
      http://tinyurl.com/ykdds78
      Mobile Press-Register blog 3 January 2010

      **The arts flourish in Black Belt's rich soil
      http://tinyurl.com/yartoeh
      Montgomery Advertiser 3 January 2010

      **AL BENN'S ALABAMA: Black Belt artists on display
      http://tinyurl.com/yaknmyd
      Montgomery Advertiser 3 January 2010

      **Last nun standing: Sister Alexandrine, the only Daughter of Charity now working at Providence Hospital, helps out where she can
      http://tinyurl.com/y8bnndb
      Mobile Press-Register 2 January 2010

      **Wikipedia developer Jimmy Wales, a Huntsville native, named Alabamian of the Year by Anniston Star
      http://tinyurl.com/y95fmeo
      Mobile Press-Register blog 1 January 2010

      **[Local] Christian critics of evolution film Charles Darwin documentary in Galapagos Islands
      http://tinyurl.com/yznn5d7
      Birmingham News blog 1 January 2010

      **As heard on TV: Shoals artists getting attention
      http://tinyurl.com/yaj8596
      Florence Times Daily 1 January 2010

      **[Florence H.S.] Band performs today, televised from London
      [See also http://tinyurl.com/y9bhpm5 ]
      http://tinyurl.com/yau37jk
      Florence Times-Daily 1 January 2010

      **Steakhouse named in honor of teen to close its doors
      [Jonathan's Steakhouse in Russellville]
      http://tinyurl.com/ycsnwkm
      Florence Times Daily 31 December 2009

      **Rain forces delay in 'Noccalula' film shooting
      http://tinyurl.com/y9hovf9
      Gadsden Times 30 December 2009

      **Host enriches airwaves for loyal Selma listeners
      [Randy Williams at WHBB-AM]
      http://tinyurl.com/yca2vuk
      Montgomery Advertiser 30 December 2009


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      **DEATHS
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      **Local union official, Mary Guerra, dies
      http://tinyurl.com/yagl6lf
      Florence Times Daily 4 January 2010

      **Given, William Morris, Jr. [obituary]
      [He served 3 terms as Mountain Brook mayor]
      http://tinyurl.com/yfygun4
      Birmingham News 3 January 2010

      **2009 saw deaths of notable Alabamians
      http://tinyurl.com/y8vjjgs
      Montgomery Advertiser 2 January 2010

      **Longtime civic volunteer and arts supporter Christine Richard died today
      http://tinyurl.com/yfbkoor
      Huntsville Times blog 31 December 2009

      **Longtime Tuscaloosa Academy track coach dies [Don McDaniel]
      http://tinyurl.com/ybmxna7
      Tuscaloosa News 31 December 2009


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Three Notch Railroad Museum [Andalusia]
      http://tinyurl.com/ybwq2t5

      **Wright AJ. Carnegie Comes to Union Springs: The Development of an Alabama Public Library. A Research Proposal. Washington, D.C.: ERIC, 1990. ED324002
      http://tinyurl.com/yadzwam



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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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