Category Archives: History

Doing the Hootchie Kootchie in No-Man’s-Land

Looking north across the Highway Bridge (now the 14th St. Bridge) with Harry’s Blue Bird BBQ under the arrow. Hoover Airport is in the foreground and the former Jackson City would have been just to the right. Photo from the … Continue reading

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The Spectacle and the Badge

Photo courtesy of   Spring had just arrived in Cherrydale the day before, but the chill in the air still suggested winter to the crowds gathering along Lee Highway on March 22, 1922.  The biting air didn’t stop the … Continue reading

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Hard Riding Virginia Duo 1972

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Hot Rods

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Flat and Scruggs

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Annandale Grill

Circa 50s.  It is the center left of the picture with all the cars out front.

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