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By   /  September 4, 2012  /  Uncategorized, Vintage Albany  /  Comments Off

Tweet                                               The top photo is a 1913 postcard of the Flint River Brick Company of Albany. The bottom left photo is a brick embossed with the company name. Though the streets of [...]

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Vintage Albany

By   /  July 24, 2012  /  Uncategorized, Vintage Albany  /  Comments Off

Vintage_Albany_Downtown_before_1986

Tweet Top left and right the 200 block of Broad Avenue, middle left Court Alley, middle right Washington Street, bottom the 200 block of Pine Avenue. All these buildings and more were razed in the mid 1980′s to make way for the Government Center, the School Administration building, the Federal Courthouse, the Dougherty County Tax [...]

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VINTAGE ALBANY- Vintage News Items

By   /  July 16, 2012  /  Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Ther Davis Exchange Bank Building Vintage Albany

Tweet   1862- In January the Albany Patriot ran a story about the discovery of rock salt a few miles north of Albany in Lee County. The discovery was made by Mr. C. D. Hammond. The “rock salt, which presents very much the appearance of a lump of isinglass, when ground into a powder; it [...]

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VINTAGE ALBANY-Historic Floods

By   /  July 1, 2012  /  Vintage Albany  /  Comments Off

Vintage Albany Flood

Tweet Left: Two men attempt to rescue a cow during the flood of 1925; Right: Asa Tift   July seventh will mark the eighteenth anniversary of Albany’s “flood of the century” when Tropical Storm Alberto stalled out over parts of Georgia, Alabama and Florida. Though Albany only received a total of 6.88 inches of rain [...]

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VINTAGE ALBANY-A History Timeline Part Two

By   /  June 26, 2012  /  News, Vintage Albany  /  Comments Off

Walter Brennan and Brandon De Wilde on the set of Goodbye My Lady 1956(1)

Tweet Actors Walter Brennan and Brandon De Wilde on the set of Goodbye My Lady taken in 1956. The film was made in the Albany area and was about a boy and his Basenji dog named Lady. NOTE: Much of the material for the following timeline came from History and Reminiscences of Dougherty County Georgia, [...]

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VINTAGE ALBANY-Notable Albanians Part One

By   /  June 18, 2012  /  News, Vintage Albany  /   Comments

L-R, Young Ray (Ragsdale) Stevens playing a piano in an Albany Steak house in the mid 1950s, Wallingford Riegger in Germany in 1930, Everette and young Harry James circus photo in 1922.

Tweet     A lot of famous people were either born in Albany or lived here including the “three Rays” (Charles, Stevens and Knight). Albany has been home at one time or another to many actors/actresses, singers, artists, athletes and composers. Singer and composer Ray Charles (Robinson) was born in Albany in 1930, the family [...]

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VINTAGE ALBANY: A History Timeline

By   /  June 11, 2012  /  News, Vintage Albany  /  Comments Off

Vintage Albany_ A History Timeline

Tweet Top: the Bridge House/Tift Hall after it became Keenan Auto, Bottom: Carnegie Library and the bridge that replaced the burned Horace King Bridge. 1841- Albany gets its first newspaper, The Southwest Georgian, later renamed The Courier. The paper went out of business in 1849. By 1845 Nelson Tift and a business partner had started the second [...]

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VINTAGE ALBANY-AHS Football Champs of 1959

By   /  June 4, 2012  /  News, Vintage Albany  /   Comments

1959 Indians Football Team(1)

Tweet High school football was always a favorite in Albany. Perhaps one of the highlights of football here occurred with the Albany High Indians Football season of 1959. The team was coached by John Tillitski, Pat Field and Bob Fowler and Graham Lowe was also on the coaching staff. The team included many names well-known [...]

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VINTAGE ALBANY: Currency

By   /  May 27, 2012  /  Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Vintage Albany Bank Notes

Tweet The top photo is of a $10 banknote issued by The City National Bank of Albany, Georgia in 1929. According to Vintage Albany Member, Alton Allen, one reason banks issued their own currency was because the US government wanted to track how and where money was being spent after the stock market crash of [...]

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VINTAGE ALBANY- Baseball and Albany

By   /  May 21, 2012  /  Betty Rehberg, News, Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Vintage Albany_Baseball(1)

Tweet   The game of baseball became a craze in the US by the mid 1850’s when it was introduced in New York. Baseball has a long history with Albany as well. Going back at least to the 1870’s when Albany had the D. E. Smith ball club.  One of Albany’s early baseball parks was [...]

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