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Hackleburg Oral History Project.pdf
On April 27, 2011 the community of Hackleburg, Alabama was hit by a EF-5 tornado. Eighteen members of the community lost their lives. The downtown's major businesses, resturants, police and fire departments, and town hall were destroyed. The Wrangler…

This building was built in the Folk Victorian Style. It has two stories and has a brick veneer and foundation. It has a flat roof concealed by flat parapets. The building is exposed to Taylor Street to the south. The building was built around 1905…

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The Home of Governor and Confederate Brigadier General Edward Asbury O’Neal was in downtown Florence Alabama. After graduating from LaGrange College he studied law in Huntsville and married Olivia Moore. He passed the bar in 1840 and began a law…

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

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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

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

This photograph depicts Browns, Alabama's train station. Browns, Alabama is an unincorporated town in Dallas County, Alabama.

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

The Auburn, Alabama train depot undergoing renovation in 1971.

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

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

A cog (or cog-built vessels) is a type of ship that first appeared in the 10th century, and was widely used from around the 12th century on. Cogs were generally built of oak, which was an abundant timber in the Baltic region of Prussia. This vessel…

This image is a watercolor painting of the Echols-Newton House in Auburn, Alabama by Robert K. Williams done in 1933. The house was built in 1855. The painting shows the front exterior of the house with its doors, windows, shutters, balcony,…

This four-page handwritten letter from William Young is almost illegible. The author laments about his loneliness and hopes family comes to visit soon. He also details the health of himself and his family.

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

CTA train on the El entering the Loop on a winter morning.

This image is a watercolor painting of Christ Church (also known as Christ Episcopal Church) in Mobile, Alabama done by William T. Warren, Jr. in 1939. The painting shows the front exterior of the church with its steeple, doors, columned porch,…

This image is a watercolor painting of the University of Alabama President's Mansion in Tuscaloosa, Alabama done by H.L. Warles sometime between 1917 and 1942. The house was completed in 1841. The painting shows the front exterior of the house with…

In the letter Blake recounted his meeting with a few girls from Newberry District and his travels with two ladies. He told Jones of all the people getting married and where they were from and also of some deaths and illnesses. He ended the letter…

Letter recounting the writer meeting several (girl)friends and relating other friends who are engaged or married. Noted others who are sick or have died. Also mentioned monetary notes and a probated note. One handwritten envelope and four…

Virginia writes a letter to Mother Young, detailing the family’s recent business, thanking them for gifts of apples while describing how the whole family is sick, especially George. George writes a shorter letter to accompany hers, where he speaks…

This three-page handwritten letter, including envelope, is indicative of the illiteracy of the unknown author. It is a simple letter chronicling how God can heal wounds of the flesh and of the heart and spirit. She expresses hope that Caroline will…

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This image is a watercolor painting of the Varner-Alexander House (also known as Grey Columns) in Tuskegee, Alabama done by an unknown student sometime between 1917 and 1942. The painting shows the front exterior of the house with its doors, windows,…

This image is a watercolor painting of the McLaren-Burris House (also known as the Burris House, Riverview, Charles McLaran House; McLarin-Humphreys House) in Columbus, Mississippi, done by an unknown student sometime between 1917 and 1942. The year…

This image is a watercolor painting of the home of General Bragg (also known as the Judge John Bragg House and the Bragg-Mitchell House) in Mobile, Alabama done by an unknown student in 1932. The house was built in 1844. The painting shows the front…

This image is a watercolor painting of the Frasier-Brown house, also known as Noble Hall or Frazier-Brown House or Frazer-Brown-Pearson House or Casey Homestead, in Auburn, Alabama done by an unknown student sometime between 1917 and 1942. The…

Two letters appear in this collection. Both are sent to Dr. Robert M. Young (Pierce's father). The first letter discusses the verdict in a manslaughter case, and the second letter discusses the events that took place once the writer left…

Letter to Pierce concerning his military attire. The sender comments on epaulets that are available. The letter mentions seeing Pierce's name in the local Savannah newspaper as a cadet at West Point. In the article, Pierce is described as excellent…

This two-page handwritten letter, with additional envelope, is a light-heartedl note that explains the weather in Newport and how the family is doing generally. He also briefly comments on the recent visit of Aunt Mary and Aunt Georgia.

This is a two-page handwritten letter, presumably authored by P.M.B. Young himself judging by his account of the "frozen blue hell" and the frozen Hudson River. He compliments John on his engagement. On the eve of the outbreak of war, he offers a…

While this one-page handwritten letter is incomplete, it is assumed to have been authored by P.M.B. Young. In it, he describes artillery and light infantry drills at West Point Military Academy, including his colleagues. He also comments generally…

This four-page handwritten letter is commentary on life in Greenville, South Carolina. The author details his labor in fixing railings, fences, and gates. Additionally, he laments how difficult it is to grow a garden. In fact, he is so busy at…

2 handwritten pages and an envelope.

The author writes to her mother about a Masquerade she recently attended in Newport. She talks of fireworks and Impersonations of “Old John Brown of Harpers ferry.” She also writes of her dislike for the Yankees. 5 handwritten pages.

Author extended an invitation to Pierce to visit on Pierce's next trip out west. He mentioned an upcoming duck hunt at Beaver Dam and wished that Pierce could join him. The author mentioned being annoyed with Griff for not responding to several…

The author wrote an acknowledgment on behalf of Edmund of an invitation extended by Thomas to have Edmund come for a visit so Thomas can treat his illness. Regrets extended that Edmund cannot travel. Provides a lengthy and detailed description of…

A note to Pierce M.B. Young requesting his visit during Young's stay in New York. Unknown author mentioned that his brother was renting author's furnished house and the author was boarding with his family at 17 East 31st Street. 1 handwritten page.

This one-page handwritten note to an unidentified recipient from an unknown author offers amiable sentiments toward Captain Young following an unspecified incident with May Eleanor Nesbit.

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 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 pamphlet gives advice to mothers traveling with babies and small children. Most of the information regards train travel but there are sections on bus and car travel as well. The pamphlet's advice assumes that the mother has no adults traveling…
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