Maxwell, an Englishman, lived in Northport, Alabama, when he wrote this letter. In it he discusses commerce, slavery, and social life in the city; river travel and shipping; a steamboat explosion; and Santa Anna's invasion of Texas.
Advertisement for a softball game featuring female athletes, possibly the first held in the city: "Girls softball will be introduced in Montgomery in a game between Gunter and Maxwell Field civilians...If you've never seen a girls softball game, by...
In the letter Dixon discusses the recent order from the War Department that ended segregation at Maxwell Field and other military bases: "It is a heartbreaking thing for those of us in the South who realize what the destruction of segregation would...
This issue reports that in Montgomery "civilian night life is at such a low ebb" that most popular entertainment spots are visited only by servicemen. The newsletter also mentions that two nurses from Maxwell Field were among those freed when the...
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