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August 15, 1841: Julia Tutwiler is born in Tuscaloosa. Tutwiler, president of what later became the University of West Alabama, worked to secure the admittance of women to the University of Alabama, to reform Alabama's prisons, and to expand educational opportunities for women.
Alamuchee Bridge (1861), relocated to the campus of the University of West Alabama in Livingston, was used by Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest to move his troops into Mississippi during the Civil War. In its previous location at Alamuchee Creek, the bridge was where horse thief Steve Renfroe was executed by hanging. Ironically, Renfroe was serving as the county Sheriff when he was apprehended.
Cedarwood, circa 1818 stands ready to be moved to its new home on the campus of the University of West Alabama where it will be restored. Read the fascinating history of this house--this is not its first move. "History on the Move: the Past, Present, and Future of Cedarwood" by Valerie Pope Burnes in Alabama Heritage's spring 2013 issue. (photo by Robin McDonald) #alabamahistory @alabamaheritage.com