Posts Tagged ‘ Northside ’

Snapshots: The Great Flood of 1914

Snapshots: The Great Flood of 1914

Intersection of Ludlow and Barnham Streets, in the city’s Northside section, during the Great Flood of 1914. The late-January flood was a result of an unseasonable warm spell dumping the melted remains of the Great Blizzard of 1914 (which itself had also indirectly led to the Cronin & Sons sawdust factory explosion) into the already…

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Friday Facts: Graffiti, Flying Ravioli, Native Alabamans

Friday Facts: Graffiti, Flying Ravioli, Native Alabamans

:: Adelmorst is the longest city street name with all the letters in alphabetical order. :: Authorities still do not know who has been heavily tagging numerous Downtown, Central Corridor and Northside buildings with the phrase “Rock-n-Roll” over the last two months. :: Number of barriers erected in the West Sugar neighborhood to prevent speedy…

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Friday Facts: Unlucky No. 13, Powerless

Friday Facts: Unlucky No. 13, Powerless

:: Northside residents can expect an extra unlucky Friday the 13th today, as electrical power will be cut off for up to two hours in order to repair a transformer on the corner of Garrick Ave. and Riggins Rd. The device was damaged June 26 by would-be bank robber Kevin Sturgiss when he hijacked a…

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Friday Facts: Delays, Tags, Dial Tones

Friday Facts: Delays, Tags, Dial Tones

:: This year’s Fourth of July fireworks display has been moved to Saturday, at 9pm, at Founder’s Pier. :: Number of times throughout the years that the City’s fireworks display has been postponed due to the weather: 7 :: Estimated boost in attendance this will bring to the Lithuanian Pride Festival, which had already been…

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Friday Facts: It Isn’t Surprising, the Temperature’s Rising

Friday Facts: It Isn’t Surprising, the Temperature’s Rising

:: Five of the seven warmest temperatures ever recorded in the city occurred in the current millennium. The other two were in 1988 and 1889. :: If there is a dearth of hot-weather favorite Fla-Vor-Ice at your local Northside market this weekend, blame erstwhile machine operator Kevin Sturgiss. A Jel-Sert delivery truck carrying over 2300…

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