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Part 3: Sledge post World War II

BY JOHN VICK In his book, “With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa”, Eugene Sledge was able to capture some of the horror and ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

Remember when: Polio epidemic of the 1950s

     The history of polio infections extends into pre-history. The disease has been traced back to almost 6000 years. The first major outbreak of ... Read more

6 days ago by Sue Wilson.

Alabama Symphony Orchestra Cancels The Music of Queen

Because of ongoing developments with COVID-19, the ASO has unfortunately had to cancel its upcoming performance of The Music of Queen. This concert was planned ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Part 2: Eugene B Sledge, Marine, WW II Veteran, Author and College Professor

BY JOHN VICK        In Part 1 of this tribute to the late, Eugene B Sledge, native of Mobile, AL, and legendary Marine, ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Remember When: The Flu Pandemic of 1918

     In 1918, typical newspaper headlines all over the country read like this – The Seattle Daily Times, CHURCHES, SCHOOLS, SHOWS CLOSED, Epidemic Puts ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sue Wilson.

Alabama State Parks Naturalists to Provide Virtual Programming

For all those nature lovers who are unable to visit one of the beautiful Alabama State Parks due to the COVID-19 precautionary measures, the State ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Sledge was WWII vet, author, professor

Of the many authors who have written autobiographical accounts of war, I believe Eugene B Sledge comes the closest to placing the reader in the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Remember When: History of Johnson Park

    “TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME” is a 1908 Tin Pan Alley song which has been the official anthem of North American baseball. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sue Wilson.

Remember Remagen

        BY JOHN VICK On Mar 7, 1945, more than 8,000 U S Troops crossed the Rhine River into Germany by way ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Remember When: The history of Johnson Park

     “TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME” is a 1908 Tin Pan Alley song which has been the official anthem of North American baseball. However, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Sue Wilson.

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