Author Archives: Rosedale Gardens

Passion Play at Our Lady of the Shoals Catholic Church 2015

Photos by Mary Carton For The Tuscumbian. On March 29, 2015 the Hispanic Community present a wonderful and tearful rendition of the Passion of Christ. A little history, the windows of the church are from the old church that used … Continue reading

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Roy Webster Willingham, 1914-2002

Roy Webster Willingham, 1914-2002 By Juanita Black Rickard For The Tuscumbian As each month rolls around, I start thinking of all the birthdays that will occur that month of those who are here and those who have gone on. This … Continue reading

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Lucy Allison Hughston

By Caroline Mann For The Tuscumbian My mother Lucy Allison, from Iowa met my father Harold Hughston from Tuscumbia during World War II in Naples, Italy. She only went to college one year at Iowa Wesleyn but was Homecoming Queen … Continue reading

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Colbert County Wall of Honor – Our Unsung Heroes

For The Tuscumbian By Mary Carton Up a long flight of stairs to the American Legion Colbert County Memorial Post No. 31 on Main Street in Tuscumbia are two walls filled with pictures of Colbert Countians who died in the … Continue reading

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Spring Valley Alabama unknown cemetery

For The Tuscumbian By Mary Carton The old church sits west of the Spring Valley Depot slowly decaying.  Offers by volunteers to stabilize the structure have been refused by the two sisters living out of state.  Its backbone and floor … Continue reading

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A Sunday in our little town

    By: Jim Smith For The Tuscumbian                     Today I was thinking about times past and thought I would try and write a little about them.             I am sure that some … Continue reading

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George Ricks Cemetery

George Ricks was brought to this country in 1846 from Liberia to Jamestown, Virginia.  He was sold as a slave to Abraham Ricks.  He became the first Black land owner in North Alabama by planting cotton on Saturday evenings and … Continue reading

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