JCHA NEWSLETTER –WINTER 2016

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2016 Meetings Calendar


January 28, 2016 – Billy McDonald, Jr.

"My Father’s Experiences in Flying the Hump" (WWII) new book signing: "Ghost Tiger, Billy McDonald and the Flying Tigers in China"

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April 21, 2016 – Dr. Larry Clayton, professor of history at the University of Alabama:

“Alabama and Cuba”

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July 14, 2016- Richard Pizitz, Sr.

“Pizitz Department Store” history.

New book signing: “Genesis of a Retail Giant”
by Jim Bennett

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October 6, 2016 – Ed Bridges, former state archives director:

“Alabama in the New Century”;

New book signing

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SOCIETY MEETINGS

Emmett O'Neal Library
6:30 p.m reception,
7:00 Business and Speaker

Billy McDonald on left with Claire Lee Chennaute and 
John W. Williams, mid–1930s

Billy McDonald on left with Claire Lee Chennaute and
John W. "Luke" Williams, mid–1930s, as part of the
Army Air Corps precision flying team, "Three Men on
a Flying Trapeze" (Cameron McDonald Collection).



The Hump, Likiang Mountain, just north of the normal 
flight path (Gifford Bull photo).

The Hump, Likiang Mountain, just north of the normal
flight path (Gifford Bull photo).



Air Force medal
 

 

History of the JCHA

The Jefferson County Historical Association is dedicated to preserving and publicizing local history through regular meetings, publications and events. Founded in 1975 to promote historical preservation efforts, the society has grown to more than 400 members.

Officers:
Alice Williams
President

Thomas N. Carruthers
Vice-President

George L. Jenkins
Secretary

Harry E. Bradford
Treasurer

Founders:
Rucker Agee
Lane Carter
Elizabeth Cooper
Chriss Doss
Paul H. Earle
Robert Montgomery
Margaret Sizemore
George Stewart
J. Morgan Smith
Richard J. Stockham
James F. Sulzby, Jr.
S. Vincent Townsend
Henry Tuttle

Board of Directors:
Cathy Criss Adams
Craig Allen, Jr.
Thomas E. Badham
Jason Bains
Jim Bennett
Harry E. Bradford
Jeanne B. Bradford
David Bright
Herbert F. Griffin
Judy S. Haise
George Jenkins
Barbara (Babs) Simpson
Catherine Pittman Smith
Edward W. Stevenson, MD
Alice McSpadden Williams

Past Presidents:
J. Morgan Smith
Margaret D. Sizemore
Elmer C. Thuston, Jr.
Chriss Doss
Betsy Bancroft
Tillman W. Pugh
William A. Price
Thomas M. West, Jr.
Madge D. Jackson
Thad G. Long
Don G. Watkins
Fred M. Jackson III
Thomas O. Caldwell, MD
Charles A. Speir
Craig Allen, Jr.
Edward W. Stevenson, MD
Jim Bennett
Alice McSpadden Williams
Thomas N. Carruthers

 

2016 JCHA MEMBERSHIP / RENEWAL FORMCLICK TO OPEN FORM


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Jefferson County Historical Association Books



historic birmingham & jefferson county

Historic Birmingham
and Jefferson County
By James R. Bennett
$45 (member discount)

Elyton Land Company Minute Books

Elyton Land Company
Minute Books, 1871-1895
Edited by Thomas M. West, Jr.
$35

History of Jefferson County Before 1850

History of Jefferson County
Before 1850
By Will F. Franke
$33

 


About JCHA Publications

The Jefferson County Historical Association offers several books that offer a fresh insight into the rich history of Birmingham and Jefferson County Alabama. They tell the fascinating story of the people and industries that made Jefferson County and Alabama the industrial center of the South.

From first-hand accounts to thoroughly researched narratives, The JCHA publishes books that bring forth rich episodes of Jefferson Counties history in a readable style that engages both scholarly and general audiences.

Ordering JCHA Books

These JCHA books can be purchased at meetings of the Jefferson County Historical Association or ordered by mail.

Click the link below to print or save a book order form. PDF format.

Book Order Form

You may also order by sending your check or money order to the following address along with $5.00 for shipping and taxes (please add $2.00 for each additional book):

The Jefferson County Historical Association
PO Box 130285
Birmingham, AL 35213-0285

Please indicate book title and quantity when ordering.

 

Other Source Publications Co-Sponsored by the JCHA:

  • Tannehill and the Growth of the Alabama Iron Industry — James R. Bennett, Alabama Historic Ironworks Commission, 1999, available at www.tannehill.org, $45.
  • The Valley and the Hills, an Illustrated History of Birmingham and Jefferson County — Leah Rawls Atkins, Windsor Publications, 1981, available at the Birmingham Public Library Southern History Department, http://www.birminghamarchives.org/ArchivesStore.htm, $30

 

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