I collect old milk bottles from Tuscaloosa dairies. Here's part of my stash. There are several sizes and different designs from different time periods, but most are from Delview Dairy or Perry Creamery. My grandfather had dairy cows (way before my time) and sold raw milk to Perry Creamery. Below are some larger bottles, including one that advertises war bonds.
Since I didn't get in trouble with the CDP police last week, and since I'm still experiencing a dry spell in the 'photos for blog' department, I thought I'd share another postcard from my collection. (Again, if this is against the rules or if you own the copyright, please advise.)
This is the same view as last week, but in a later year. Anyone want to guess on the year model of those automobiles to help me date this one? We're looking north, it's still pre-bank building, some trees are missing, but there's an addition - the trolley tracks in the middle of ths street! You might notice that the fourth bldg on the left looks different too. That's the McLester Hotel in one of its later remodels.
During the Civil War, Tuscaloosa came to be known as "The Druid City." The streets downtown were lined with oak trees. Druids were ancient Celtic people who worshipped trees, particularly oaks. Many places and groups in Tuscaloosa use "Druid City" or "Oak" in their names. (just google "the Druid City" and you'll see what I mean!) This little lonely lane just outside of town is lined with water oaks. I think they're beautiful casting long afternoon shadows.
The photo well is running dry around here. Top of my things to do list...take pictures! So instead, I thought I'd share an image from my old Tuscaloosa postcard collection. Not sure if that's okay with CDP or anyone else, but this one is so old, surely no copyright still applies. If I'm in error, please advise and I'll remove it immediately. This is downtown, Market Street (which is now Greensboro Ave) looking north toward the river. I know it's pre 1925 because the bank building is missing. This one is worth a click to enlarge.
Late sunset, early moonrise. That's not a UFO - just a blurry moon, taken by an amateur who needs a tripod. For skyward pics from around the world (by people with tripods and better cameras and skills) check out Skywatch Friday.
On our recent mini vacation, we got stuck behind this truck loaded with haybales - on a two lane curvy mountain road, with no opportunity to pass, for a LONG time. At least the scenery was beautiful, even though it was getting dark. I try to remind myself that life is like that. Even when we're not arriving where/when we planned, the journey itself is important! So, I'm trying to stop stressing about the destination and enjoy the journey! :)
Tuscaloosa was awarded the National Civic League's "All American City" designation in 2002. The award is given to ten cities annually. This sign is painted on the sidewalks in downtown. I'm assuming it's part of a walking tour.
This footbridge is part of the Tuscaloosa Riverwalk and usually spans a deep ravine several yards back from the main channel of the Warrior River. The river has crested and is receding now, but this is what it looked like Wednesday, way past flood stage.
The Black Warrior River in Tuscaloosa is past flood stage. This is the view from River Road Park & the Tuscaloosa Riverwalk. Notice the stairs lead into the river & the lamposts are now in the channel! There's a walking trail under all that somewhere. More flood pics in future posts.
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