Rogersville, AL – Keeping up with the Procession
By     |    Jul 21, 2014
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Rogersville, AL – Keeping up with the Procession

An 1894 editorial from a Rogersville, Alabama citizen identified only as "Aleck". Gives quite a humorous account of two boys in Rogersville who jointly purchase a bicycle and attempt to impress their girlfriends.

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Florence Water Tower
By     |    Sep 15, 2011
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Florence Water Tower

The Florence Water Works was without a doubt the finest plant of its kind in Alabama, if not the whole South during its time. It was built during the Industrial Boom at a cost of $200,000. The water tower was 70 feet tall had a wrought-iron tank with the capacity to hold 300,000 gallons of water.

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Blackburn People Disturbed by Unusual ‘Varmint’
By     |    Aug 16, 2011
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Blackburn People Disturbed by Unusual ‘Varmint’

The people of Blackburn in the northern section of Lauderdale county, were disturbed by an unusual wild animal that was seldom seen, but often heard, roaming in that area during the early Spring of 1912. Its growl was something startling, and shook the very ground with its roar.

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Centennial Design Becomes Trademark
By     |    Aug 10, 2011
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Centennial Design Becomes Trademark

A.T. Putteet Hardware, adopted this design as the trademark for his "Muscle Shoals Brand." The design was drawn by a renowned cartoonist at the time for the August 8, 9, and 10, 1918 Florence centennial celebration.

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Seminary – O’Neal Historic District
By     |    Aug 2, 2011
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Seminary – O’Neal Historic District

Named for the O'Neal family which produced two Alabama governors and for seminary, the street on which the Synodical Female College was located, the Seminary. Built between 1908 and 1943, the houses in the district reflect the variety of architectural styles of those years.

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