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History of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

Incorporated as a town on December 13, 1819, it was named after Tuskaloosa, the chieftain of a Muskogean-speaking people who battled and was defeated by Hernando de Soto in 1540 in the Battle of Mabila, and served as Alabama's capital city from 1826 to 1846.

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  • Incorporated as a town on December 13, 1819, it was named after Tuskaloosa, the chieftain of a Muskogean-speaking people who battled and was defeated by Hernando de Soto in 1540 in the Battle of Mabila, and served as Alabama's capital city from 1826

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  • 1826 - Capital relocated to Tuscaloosa

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  • 1854 - Tuscaloosa
    Tuscaloosa, a thriving town, capital of Tuscaloosa co., Alabama, on the left bank of the Black Warrior river, at the head of steam boat navigation, 12...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Tuscaloosa
    Tuscaloosa, a post-town, capital of Tuscaloosa co., Ala., on the Black Warrior River, at the head of steam boat navigation, and on the Alabama & Chatt...Read MORE...


  • News 1899 - NEW COTTON BALE PLANT. An Industry to Cost $2,000,000 Near Tuscaloosa, Ala.
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala., July 21. - A. R. Nininger, president of the Huntsville Cotton Mill company, has closed a deal with Hon. Frank S. Moody, president of...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Tuscaloosa, a city, capital of Tuscaloosa co., Ala., on the Black Warrior River and on the Mobile and Ohio R. and the queen and Crescent Route, 56 mil...Read MORE...


  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
    Burchfield Hotel
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  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
    Post Office, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
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  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
    Church of St. John the Baptist
    800 Lurleen B Wallace Blvd. N, Tuscaloosa, ALABAMA 35405
    Established 1911
    Source: Google maps
    Photograph
  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
    Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
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  • News 1919 - 19 DROWN IN BOAT WRECK. Twelve Others Missing as Result of Accident in Alabama River. Weekly Boat Ride to Children of City Has Terrible Ending.
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala., June 15. - Nineteen persons most of them children, are known to have been drowned, while rescue parties, aided by powerful searchlig...Read MORE...


  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
    Stallworth Lake, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

    "Stallworth Lake was a recreational lake that was located at the foot of River Hill. The lake, which was built in 1918, had sliding boards, spring boards, diving towers, floating rafts, boating, a merry-go-round, ... Read MORE...

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  • 1932 - Tornado
    March 21-22, 1932 - An outbreak of terror. There were 10 violent tornadoes which smashed through Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. 37 people were kille...Read MORE...


  • 1965 - October 27 - WCFT TV channel 33 in Tuscaloosa, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting

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Post Office, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
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Burchfield Hotel
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Church of St. John the Baptist
800 Lurleen B Wallace Blvd. N, Tuscaloosa, ALABAMA 35405
Established 1911
Source: Google maps
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
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Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
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Stallworth Lake, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

"Stallworth Lake was a recreational lake that was located at the foot of River Hill. The lake, which was built in 1918, had sliding boards, spring boards, diving towers, floating rafts, boating, a merry-go-round, ... Read MORE...

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  • Incorporated as a town on December 13, 1819, it was named after Tuskaloosa, the chieftain of a Muskogean-speaking people who battled and was defeated by Hernando de Soto in 1540 in the Battle of Mabila, and served as Alabama's capital city from 1826

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1826 - Capital relocated to Tuscaloosa

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ altimeln.htm
  • 1854 - Tuscaloosa
    Tuscaloosa, a thriving town, capital of Tuscaloosa co., Alabama, on the left bank of the Black Warrior river, at the head of steam boat navigation,... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Tuscaloosa
    Tuscaloosa, a post-town, capital of Tuscaloosa co., Ala., on the Black Warrior River, at the head of steam boat navigation, and on the Alabama &... Read MORE...

  • News  1899 - NEW COTTON BALE PLANT. An Industry to Cost $2,000,000 Near Tuscaloosa, Ala.
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala., July 21. - A. R. Nininger, president of the Huntsville Cotton Mill company, has closed a deal with Hon. Frank S. Moody, president... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Tuscaloosa, a city, capital of Tuscaloosa co., Ala., on the Black Warrior River and on the Mobile and Ohio R. and the queen and Crescent Route, 56... Read MORE...

  • News  1919 - 19 DROWN IN BOAT WRECK. Twelve Others Missing as Result of Accident in Alabama River. Weekly Boat Ride to Children of City Has Terrible Ending.
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala., June 15. - Nineteen persons most of them children, are known to have been drowned, while rescue parties, aided by powerful... Read MORE...

  • 1932 - Tornado
    March 21-22, 1932 - An outbreak of terror. There were 10 violent tornadoes which smashed through Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. 37 people were... Read MORE...

  • 1965 - October 27 - WCFT TV channel 33 in Tuscaloosa, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com

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