Rivers and Bridges

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SF2, D2, Folder 23

  • Rivers and Bridges: Browder Springs

  • "Browder Springs/Springs", Tom Browder, February 25, 1992

SF2, D2, Folder 24

  • Rivers and Bridges, Naheola Bridge

  • "Unique Naheola Bridge hosts many types [of] transportation, 1934 structure only bridge in state serving both trains and automobiles"

SF2, D2, Folder 25

  • Noxubee River Bridge

  • "Belle of Warsaw", Livingston Journal, October 19, 1877

  • "Bridge over the Noxubee River", Gainesville Messenger, February 10, 1888

  • "Bridge over Noxubee", Messenger, August 13, 1886

  • "Completed - The Noxubee Bridge", no source, no date

  • "Navigating the Noxubee", Observer, November 11, 1881

  • "Navigation of Sucharanathie or Sucarnochee", Voice of Sumter, January 2 and March 20, 1838

  • "Noxubee Bridge", Gainesville Dispatch, September 6, 1877

  • "Noxubee Bridge", Gainesville Messenger, March 1, 1888

  • "Noxubee Bridge", Gainesville Messenger, March 4, 1888

  • "Noxubee Bridge", Livingston Journal, August 11 and September 8, 1866

  • "Noxubee River Boats and Bridges", compiled by Jud K. Arrington

  • "Noxubee River's first steamboat", R.G. McMahon's Scrapbook, 1838

  • Wood ad, Livingston Journal, July 14, 1866

SF2, D2, Folder 26

  • Rivers and Bridges: Early ferries of Sumter County

  • Ferry rates, 1833 and 1844

  • List of 64 early ferries of Sumter County and a map of where they were located

SF2, D2, Folder 27

  • Rivers and Bridges: Pictures

  • Pictures of early ferries including first automobile crossing Gainesville Ferry about 1910

  • Picture of the Lolly, one the most popular ferries ever operated, at the landing in Demopolis about 1890

SF2, D2, Folder 28

  • Rivers and Bridges: Rooster Bridge

  • Rooster Bridge notebook compiled by Jud Arrington composed of history, pictures, list of people donating Roosters for the auction to build a bridge over the Tombigbee River separating Marengo County from Sumter County on the Dixie Overland Highway. This was the last piece missing from being able to drive from coast to coast across the United States. The bridge was paid for by the Rooster Auction in 1919 and completed in 1925. The two day event also included the largest barbecue ever in the state of Alabama at that time when thousands of people descended upon Demopolis to bid on a rooster and witness this historic event.

SF2, D2, Folder 29

  • Rivers and Bridges: Sucarnochee River

  • Payneville Bridge over Sucarnochee River, plans and specifications submitted by Converse Bridge Company of Chattanooga, TN

  • "Navigation of Sucarnochee", Voice of Sumter, January 2 and March 20, 1838

  • "Resolution naming the Sucarnochee River Bridge "Foots Crossing", November 5, 1981

  • "Sucarnoochee [means Hog River in Choctaw]", various spellings from Alabama Historical Society Transactions, 1898-99 from Owen's History of Alabama

SF2, D2, Folder 30

  • Rivers and Bridges: Tombigbee River

  • Recollections of steamboat days on the Tombigbee River copied from a pamphlet published after 1949 by the Tombigbee Tennessee Waterway Association

  • "Selling off the Old South", Johnny Greene, Harper's Magazine, April 1977

  • "Steamboats on Tombigbee" ads, no year

  • "Steamboats plying the Tombigbee, 1837-1864

  • "Steamboats plying Tombigbee", 1879 to 1885

  • "Steamboats on the Tombigbee River" beginning in 1837

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    • Cane Break

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    • Frank Lyon

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    • General Gaines

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    • James Hewitt

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    • John Duncan

    • Lewis Cass

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