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The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library is located across from Wilson Park, one block north of its old location. The library features many educational programs and classes including genealogy classes and computer technology classes. The library has a…

John Coffee was born in 1772 and served under Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812. John Coffee was one of the founding fathers of Florence and had a plantation northeast of Florence. Two acres were deeded separately to contain the family cemetery, as…

Oak Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church was founded in 1870 by Charles Weems, Joe Person, and Jim Simpson. At the time of its founding, the church only had 12 members. The church was originally built in Oakland, a community just west of…

The Rogersville Public Library is located just off Highway 72. It offers genealogy services, test proctoring, and Wi-Fi access. The library is open 9am-7pm Tuesday-Thursday, 9-5 on Fridays, and 9-3 on Saturdays.

Sweetwater plantation was built between 1828 and 1835 and it was inherited by Patton family. As working plantation, Sweetwater had many slaves; however, Sweetwater hold a place in African-American history, not just for its leave history, but also for…

Constance Ortmayer was born in New York City in 1902 and graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts at Vienna, Austria. She returned to the United States in 1932 and was teaching art at Rollins College in Florida when she was commissioned to…


















This historic marker is located near Memorial Grove in Florence, AL. The text on the marker reads: "At this site where once stood Fort Willingham (Armory) the 115th Signal Battalion was organized December 1, 1940. Originally the 2nd Battalion, 151st…

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A woman in a long dress, jacket and a large picture hat is sitting side-saddle on a camel. The camel's bridle and the houdah are adorned in an oriental style with tassels and pompoms. An open sided tent can be seen in the background. ca. 1880

James Irvine (II) and Harry Baechtel rode bikes from San Fernando to Irvine Ranch. Picture was taken in Santa Ana.

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Woman, on tricycle followed by men on high-wheelers.

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Ships in harbor at Naples, Italy. ca. 1890-1900

Image on page 56 of Frances E. Willard's book entitled: A wheel within a wheel

This photograph depicts passengers at the Auburn, Alabama train depot in 1899.

This photograph is of the Auburn, Alabama Railroad Depot around 1900. The Depot burned down in 1904.

This picture shows two school buses parked in front of a high school building in Brownsville, Texas between 1900 and 1920.

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Early twentieth century photograph of a Mobile, Alabama, child seated in a toy cart.

Two men riding a three-wheeled hand-operated velocipede (also called a Handcar or draisine) on a railroad track. They are conducting a level survey in Oklahoma's Indian Territory. Early mechanized level party with hand-velocipede. Observer riding…

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Front page newspaper article headlining the sinking of the Titanic. From The World newspaper.

This photograph of Loachapoka Alabama train depot was taken on February 24, 1914.

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This picture depicts a train load of hogs being shipped to Duroc jersey breeders in Prattville, Autauga Co., AL on May 28, 1928.

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The Kangaroo Court at Wheeler Motor Company. It was sponsored by the Employees' Council of Self Government and Discipline, which acted as the business's moral police. Shown in the photo are Teressa Felis, the woman seated below the Chevrolet sign.…

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Clark Yarbrough, the son of Dr. Cecil Yarbrough and Mary Strudwick, is depicted in a goat cart with an unidentified companion at Pebble Hill, ca. 1930s.

This poster was created for the Indian Court exhibit at the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco, CA. It depicts an antelope hunt and its style is similar to that used in Navajo art works. This poster was created as part of the…

This poster was created to promote winter tourism in New York State. It depicts a man and woman cross-country skiing. Both are wearing blue snowsuits, red scarves, red-and-white striped mittens and socks, and brown shoes. A snow-covered hill is shown…

This sound recording captures a radio address by the President, in which he appealed for support of the scrap rubber campaign. The campaign was held because the Japanese had cut off about 92 percent of the U.S. rubber supply.

This sound recording captures a radio discussion of gasoline rationing in the Detroit, Michigan area, and its effect on war workers and war production. The speakers heard are John R. Richards, Supervisor of Gas Rationing, Office of Price…

This poster shows a man and woman, dressed in winter overcoats and waiting at a bus stop. The man is also wearing a fedora hat and gloves, and the woman is wearing a headscarf, mittens, bobby socks, and saddle oxford shoes. This World War II poster…

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Poster showing Statue of Liberty, aircraft carrier, and bi-planes in flight. ca.1941-1943

This poster shows a group of civilian and military travelers crowded into a railway car. Many have grim or unhappy expressions on their faces. This World War II poster was intended to influence viewers to curtail unnecessary travel so that scarce…

This poster shows a large crowd of soldiers in front of several railway cars. This World War II poster was intended to influence viewers to curtail unnecessary travel so that scarce transportation resources could be used for war purposes.

This poster shows a man and woman, floating among clouds, with rubber tires hovering over their heads like halos. The man is facing the viewer and is holding onto a steering wheel that is not attached to a vehicle. He is wearing a grey zoot suit, red…
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