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    • President Harwell Goodwin Davis

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    • Harwell G. Davis was born in Marengo County, Alabama on November 23, 1882. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1903 with a law degree. He had law practices in Tallassee, Monroeville, Thomasville, and Gadsden. In 1916 he became the first...
    • Monument to Harry

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    • Monument to Harry - servant of H. Tailbird, President of Howard College. During the fire on October 15, 1854, after being asked to leave the building, he replied, "I must wake the boys first." At age 23, Harry died from the injuries he received...
    • Steel Work of the Watts Building

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    • "Steel work of the Watts Building., The site was once used by the Traders Bank. Mr. Charlie Allen Sr. who built the Jefferson Theatre and many other large buildings in B'ham. Was the Contractor. When the work was about the stage shown in the...
    • First Skyscraper Office Building

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    • "Today this site holds Henry Upsom Sims, Venetion Palace of Doges. This building was originally three stories high. Two more stories, and an Elevator were added in 1909 - 10 and so came into being B'hams First Skyscraper Office Building." William...
    • Rube Burrows in His Coffin

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    • "Rube Burrows in his coffin, This famous Alabama outlaw and train robber was being shipped back to Lamar County - his home. While here a public display was made of the corpse to a multitude of people and this photograph made about 1890." - William...

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