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  • Description: Car
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    • Letter and telegram from J. W. Lapsley in Selma, Alabama, to Colin J. McRae.

    • 1862 February 11-12
    • In the letter, written February 11, 1862, Lapsley discusses the supply of coal, saltpeter, and sulphur available to the Confederate government if it decides to establish an armory in Selma, Alabama. He ends by expressing the need for more weapons:...
    • Q14926 - Q14929, Q14931
    • Letter from Henry Semple in Tullahoma, Tennessee, to his wife, Emily.

    • 1863 March 6
    • During the Civil War, Semple served as a captain of an artillery battery organized in Montgomery (known as Semple's Battery). He was later appointed a major and transferred to Mobile. In the letter he reflects on the anniversary of his company's...
    • Q38331 - Q38332
    • "Will Separate Races on Cars."

    • 1900 August 7
    • This article announces that the Montgomery city council has adopted an ordinance to segregate street cars: "...all street railroads operated in the City of Montgomery and its police jurisdiction shall provide separate accommodations for white...
    • Q17402
    • "Cars Not Boycotted."

    • 1900 August 16
    • This article describes the response of African American citizens to the ordinance recently passed by the Montgomery city council, which requires segregation on street cars. Although there is "no organized boycott," most African American preachers...
    • Q17403
    • "Race Separation in the Street Cars."

    • 1902 November 5
    • This article compares street car ordinances in Mobile and New Orleans: "Of the two the Mobile law seems to be the best, for it does not require the making of separate compartments in the cars, but simply that white passengers shall be seated in the...
    • Q17437
    • "Separation Law Ignored."

    • 1902 December 2
    • This article reports that the city ordinance segregating street cars is still in force, despite a local company's decision to ignore it. The head of the Mobile Light and Railroad Company adopted this policy because of uncooperative passengers and...
    • Q17448 - Q17449
    • "30 miles on a gallon / Economy that only Whippet owners enjoy."

    • 1926 October 4
    • Advertisement for Whippet automobiles from the Willys-Knight Overland Co. in Birmingham, Alabama: "Smoothness of course - and all the power and performance any light car can offer...PLUS the greatest gasoline economy the world has ever known -...
    • Q45722
    • Letter from Frank W. Boykin to Bob Boykin.

    • 1941 January 23
    • In this letter to his son, Frank describes the presidential inauguration of 1941, offers advice on purchasing a new car, recounts a hunt at the McIntosh lodge, and mentions recent acquisitions for Mobile.
    • Q5838 - Q5841
    • H.R. 3352.

    • 1947 May 6
    • This bill by Boykin deals with the settlement of a claim by Emeline Lartigue, a citizen of Mobile, against the United States government. Lartigue's car was hit by an Army vehicle.
    • Q6439 - Q6441
    • Christmas card from Governor Jim Folsom and family.

    • 1954 December
    • The front of the card features an image of the family's house in Cullman, Alabama, and the inside includes an illustration of the Folsom with his wife, Jamelle, and four children (Rachel, Melissa, Little Jim, and Little Jack) riding in a car.
    • Q78398 - Q78399

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