Tuscaloosa: The Tradition, the Spirit, the Vision

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The land that would become Tuscaloosa was originally home to Native Americans for centuries. Author Johnnie R. Aycock describes the rich history of the Tuscaloosa area and its transformation into a center for commerce and industry, education and culture. The story continues as progressive leaders plan for the 21st century. Corporate profile writer Joe O'Donnell takes you inside Tuscaloosa's leading businesses and professions, examining the enterprises that continue to contribute to this successful community. ...
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Overview

The land that would become Tuscaloosa was originally home to Native Americans for centuries. Author Johnnie R. Aycock describes the rich history of the Tuscaloosa area and its transformation into a center for commerce and industry, education and culture. The story continues as progressive leaders plan for the 21st century. Corporate profile writer Joe O'Donnell takes you inside Tuscaloosa's leading businesses and professions, examining the enterprises that continue to contribute to this successful community. Local photographer Barry Fikes has painted a visual portrait of the Tuscaloosa area with breathtaking images that add color and texture to a captivating narrative. The Tradition, the Spirit and the Vision of an exciting future all come alive in this treasured volume.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781885352040
  • Publisher: Community Communications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/1994
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 9.76 (w) x 12.76 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Tradition, The Spirit, The Vision
Foreword 8
Preface 10
1 Introduction & History: Treasured Traditions...Community Reflections 12
2 The Economy: From Homegrown Business to the Global Marketplace 22
3 Healthcare: Technology and Caring Are the Heart of the Matter 34
4 Education: From Kindergarten to Ph.D. ... A Capstone of Excellence 44
5 The Arts: The Sounds, The Sights, The Essence of Quality 56
6 Quality Living: Meeting Human Needs Through Gracious Living 66
7 Connecting Points: Connecting People to Each Other 76
8 Recreations & Attractions: Just For the Fun of It 84
9 The Public Sector: Building Bridges of Progress and Service 94
10 The Vision: The Future, The Promise, The Hope 102
Part 2 Tuscaloosa's Enterprises
11 Networks 106
Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority 108
Alabama Power Company 110
South Central Bell 112
Alabama Gas Corporation 113
The Tuscaloosa News 114
Comcast Cable 115
12 Manufacturing & Distribution 116
Industrial Warehouse Services 118
Tuscaloosa Steel 120
JVC America, Inc. 122
The Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company 124
Gulf States Paper Corporation 126
Welborn Transport 128
TWR, Inc. 129
Hunt Refining Company 130
Tingle X-Ray Products, Inc. 131
Tuscaloosa Vending Company 132
Mercedes-Benz 133
13 Business & Finance 134
Southland National Insurance Corporation 136
The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama 138
Harco Drug 140
AmSouth Bank of Tuskaloosa 142
Crafton & Company 143
SouthTrust Bank of Tuscaloosa County 144
First State Bank of Tuscaloosa 145
First Alabama Bank/Tuscaloosa 146
The Bank of Tuscaloosa 147
14 Professions 148
Phelps, Jenkins, Gibson & Fowler 150
Jamison, Money, Farmer & Co., P.C. 152
Tom Joiner & Associates, Inc. 153
Watson, Harrison & deGraffenried 154
Hubbard, Smith, McIlwain & Brakefield, P.C. 155
McGiffert and Associates 156
Almon Associates, Inc. 157
15 Building Greater Tuscaloosa 158
S.T. Bunn Construction 160
Tuscaloosa Title Company 161
RaCON, Inc. 162
16 Education & Quality of Life 164
The University of Alabama 166
The Paul W. Bryant Conference Center 169
Stillman College 170
Shelton State Community College 172
Tuscaloosa Convention & Visitors Bureau 174
Tuscaloosa Academy 175
Pace Learning Systems 176
17 Health Care 178
DCH Healthcare Authority 180
The Radiology Clinic 182
Capstone Medical Center 184
University Internal Medicine 185
Emergi-Care Clinic, P.C. 186
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