Thursday, October 31, 2019

Alabama History & Culture News: October 31 edition

Here's the latest batch of links to just-published Alabama history and culture articles. Most of these articles are from newspapers, with others from magazines and TV and radio station websites. Enjoy!

Handley students complete annual artifact dig
Sears explains they want students to not just study history but uncover ... state bicentennial, her students wrote five mini essays on Alabama history.

Haunted event at Old Cahawba offers 'authentic' experience
Over the last two weekends, Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, a historic site under the supervision of the Alabama Historical Commission (AHC), ...

Haunted history of Massacre Island, Alabama
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (WKRG) — One of the Gulf Coast's most haunted spots is down on Massacre Island which is known today as Dauphin Island.

On this day in Alabama history: Willie McCovey died
Mobile native Willie Lee McCovey (1938-2018) was a leader of the San Francisco Giants throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The first baseman ...

Taking a close look at Alabama's constitution history
(WSFA) - The state of Alabama has had six constitutions during its history. The Alabama Department of Archives and History partnered with Faulkner ...

Mary Anderson, born in 1866 in Greene County, Ala., had an idea to clean windshields of the new “horseless carriages” that were gaining popularity.

OUR VIEW: Local woman publishes book about Chambers County
Besides Chambers and its cities and towns, the book features the Development Authority, the Chamber of Commerce, the library, East Alabama Water, ...

5 things you didn't know about Birmingham's historic hotels, including 3 presidential guests (old ...
Birmingham has sooo many beautiful historic hotels. ... During his trip from Montgomery, Alabama to Charleston, West Virginia, country music legend ...

Fire severely damages historic home in Twickenham district of downtown Huntsville
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A historic home in the Twickenham district of downtown Huntsville was severely damaged in a fire on Sunday. An architect who ...

New Hope Church celebrates Rosenwald School centennial
It was an afternoon of celebration with old-fashioned gospel music, ... “They include the Alabama Historic Commission, the Coosa RC&D, the ...

Hurston was born on January 7, 1891 in Notasulga, Alabama, but she grew up in Eatonville, Florida. ... a letter to W.E.B. Du Bois encouraging him to honor the ancestors by establishing a cemetery for influential African Americans.

Deep in the heart of Mobile, Alabama, just on the edge of Bayou Street and outside a cemetery wall stands a tree called the Boyington Oak.

Melvin's serves transcendent barbecue and is housed in a funky unmarked former garage across from Huntsville's Glenwood Cemetery.

Enchanted shop remains a hidden treasure in Magic City
Alabama is opening up to the idea of magic. ... to a place like it before, especially not in Alabama,” Ivy Borden, a freshman majoring in art history, said.

Limited-edition Knob Creek Bourbon celebrating Alabama's bicentennial now available
“Aged a minimum of nine years, Knob Creek Single Barrel Select has always been a celebration of time, effort and the experience of a storied history.

Taylor Hicks will bring musician's perspective to AMHOF board
... join the Alabama Music Hall of Fame Board, and look forward to the work we will do together to recognize and honor our state's rich musical history.".

Taylor Hicks joins board of Alabama Music Hall of Fame
Taylor Hicks joins board of Alabama Music Hall of Fame ... music history and also encourage other Alabama-based musicians to follow their dreams.

Officials: Warehouse Fire Most Costly in Attalla History
Officials: Warehouse Fire Most Costly in Attalla History ... (AP) — Officials say a fire at an Alabama warehouse is the most disastrous in the city of ...

On this day in Alabama history: Diary writer born
Sallie Independence Foster was born in Nashville but from the age of 7 lived at the extravagant mansion Courtview, which she would own upon her ...

Group dives deep into Tuscaloosa's haunted history
John Pace, a sophomore majoring in history and economics, is the vice president of the University of Alabama Undergraduate Historical Society.

Library to host award-winning photographer
Developed in partnership with the Alabama Bicentennial Commission and NewSouth Books, “My Alabama” showcases the state's beauty and diversity ...

Works of Alabama Writers Hall of Fame honorees span wide range
The work produced by the 2020 inductees into the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame covers a wide range, from children's books to innovative novels.

Author: Weird tourism can mean big bucks
Wil Elrick, who writes books about the urban legends and history, was the guest ... Spector, Alabama, is a ghost town that never existed except in the ...

On this day in Alabama history: Hank Aaron Childhood Home and Museum relocated to Mobile ...
Henry “Hank” Aaron was born in 1934. His dad, Herbert, built a three-room home for the family in 1942 in Mobile's Toulminville neighborhood.

On this day in Alabama history: President Warren Harding visits Birmingham for semicentennial ...
... him with the “greatest, warmest and most enthusiastic reception” of his term in office. Read more at Bhamwiki. (Courtesy of Alabama NewsCenter).

In Alan Jackson's classic tune "Midnight in Montgomery" he is riding his Silver Eagle tour bus through Alabama heading for an upcoming concert in ...

6 independent bookstores to check off your list in Birmingham, AL
Alabama Booksmith is one of the oldest bookstores in Birmingham. ... Burdock Book Collective is an intersectional feminist bookstore and community

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