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Sam Martin Ex Slave

Presented by Bettye Lessley: Sam Martin, Ex-Slave, Is Dead From Talladega Home. Samuel Martin, aged ex-slave, who served with the union army in the War Between the States, died Tuesday afternoon at his home on North Street, west, after a few weeks illness. Attention was called to his war service last Thanksgiving when he received […]

Local History Facts About World War II

Presented by Bettye Lessley: Sylacauga Boy Pall-Bearer to President When the news reels of the funeral of President Roosevelt were flashed on the screen and later when copies of Life magazine came out, Sgt. Major Roy Culberson was recognized by his family and friends. The pall-bearers for the president were chosen two from each of […]

Marble City Land & Furnace Company

Presented by Bettye Lessley: This document dated 1891 states the Marble City Land & Furnace Company will hold a land sale at Sylacauga on April 9th, 1891, at which time they will offer a limited number of business and residence lots to enlist your cooperation. Prices on business lots ten to twenty-five dollars per front […]

Dave Goldberg

Presented by Bettye Lessley: This article appeared in The Sylacauga News Friday, September 24, 1937

The Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce

Presented by Bettye Lessley: “Organization Meeting at City Hall Wednesday has 40 members” The organization meeting of the Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce was held Wednesday evening at the City Hall. Present were 40 members, leaders in the city civic life and a group fully cognizant of the opportunity and obligation which was theirs. Elected to […]

State Secondary Agricultural School

Presented by Bettye Lessley: Graduating Class of the State Secondary Agricultural School 1934, Sylacauga Alabama

Ira A. Watson Company

Presented by Bettye Lessley: Ira A. Watson Company in 1899. The building was located on the northwest corner of Third Street and Broadway. This is the present location of City Hall. It was often referred to as “Watson’s Corner.”

Fes Simpkins

Presented by Bettye Lessley: Road’s End “We had all tried so hard, worked, prayed and worked again. There are ten of us. Time and time again we had played, this group of ten, composing an orchestra. We played in our home town, and in other towns always getting a good word and a fairly good […]

Women’s Prayer Group

Presented by Bettye Lessley: Women’s Prayer Group July 11, 1933 Can you identify anyone in this picture? If so, please Contact Us.

Gantts Quarry Post Office

Presented by Bettye Lessley: The Gantts Quarry Post Office has been moved to downtown Sylacauga. It is now located on the southeast corner of Norton Avenue and Eighth Street. This is behind the museum. The Sylacauga Historical Preservation and Conservation Society plan to restore the post office.

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