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VINTAGE ALBANY- Albany “Firsts”

By   /  April 24, 2012  /  News, Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Vintage Albany Airmail

Tweet     Left first airmail flight December 28, 1911; Upper right Thornwell H. Andrews, of Charlotte, N.C. in the cockpit of a 1911 Curtis biplane. This photo was taken in June of 1932, two years before his death. Lower right; first airmail stamp.      Albany has had many “firsts” over the decades. Journal [...]

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VINTAGE ALBANY: African-Americans in 1800’s Albany

By   /  April 16, 2012  /  News, Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Left Dorcas Bryant, Right Professor James L. Murray

Tweet     People often have pre-conceived ideas about historical periods, thanks in part to Hollywood. However history is at its best when it is presented on a smaller more personal level, the history of real people in real towns dealing with what seem to most of us, extraordinary circumstances. Life in 1800’s Albany would [...]

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VINTAGE ALBANY: The Chehaw Massacre

By   /  April 8, 2012  /  News, Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Chehaw monument(1)

Tweet   The Creek War, also called the Red Sticks War, lasted from 1813 to 1814. During this time many of the Upper Creek (Muscogee) had been moving southward from Alabama and Georgia into the open territories in Florida. A civil war between the creek themselves began. The “Red Sticks”, Upper Creek, allied themselves with [...]

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Vintage Albany: When Hollywood came to town

By   /  April 1, 2012  /  Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Vintage Albany Pardners_Biscuit eater copy

Tweet         Hollywood discovered Albany many decades before Sherwood Baptist Church and Sherwood Pictures began making the movies  in 2002 that have since helped put Albany on the map. One of the first films made in Albany was in 1927, titled “Pardners”, it was a film produced by the American Forestry Association [...]

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Vintage Albany: Turner Field WWII POW Camp

By   /  March 25, 2012  /  News, Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Vintage Albany POW(1)

Tweet   The United States had control of around five million POW’s by the end of WWII. Of that number about 400,000 German POW’s were housed within the US. Most of the prisoners were spread out across the south. It was easier to house them in the south because of the milder weather; also America [...]

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Vintage Albany: Camp Churchman

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

Camp Churchman Missouri soldiers

Tweet     Editor’s note: This is the first Vintage Albany column, a continuation and expansion of our popular Vintage Albany photo feature.  This will not normally be found on our front page, but we hope you will continue to enjoy it. Tensions between the US and Spain had been growing strong ever since the [...]

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Vintage Albany

By   /  March 11, 2012  /  Vintage Albany  /  Comments Off

Vintage Albany March 5(1)

Tweet   This photo was taken in May 1934  of Thelma McPhail and Dulce Duckwortle as they pose in vintage fire fighter uniforms in front of steam fire engine, Albany, Georgia. From the Vintage Albany, Georgia Facebook collection.  Coming in next week’s Albany Journal: Vintage Albany the column!    

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Vintage Albany

By   /  March 4, 2012  /  News, Vintage Albany  /  Comments Off

Vintage Albany Blue Springs

Tweet   This photo is of the Arrington Family get together on July 4, 1915 at Blue Springs in Albany. Blue Springs was originally named Skywater by the native-Americans. It was later named Radium Springs in 1925, around the time the old Casino was built because of trace elements of radium detected in the water. [...]

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Vintage Albany

By   /  January 22, 2012  /  Vintage Albany  /  Comments Off

New Albany hotel parlor 1904

Tweet   This photo was taken of a parlor inside the old Victorian version of The New Albany Hotel on Pine in 1904. The hotel was later replaced with the current building which is now called Albany Heights.  This is one of many historic photos found on the Facebook group, Vintage Albany, Georgia.

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Vintage Albany

By   /  January 16, 2012  /  Vintage Albany  /  Comments Off

Vintage Albany Skeet Shoot Jan. 9

Tweet This undated photo shows the Skeet shooting complex at Radium Springs. The photo was submitted to the Facebook group Vintage Albany, Georgia and was part of the Mary Alford Faulk Photo collection.

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