Author Index - L

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L : 33 Authors Found

    Herbert J. "Jim" Lewis
    Battle of Talladega
    Shortly after the commencement of the Creek War of 1813-14, Tennessee militia led by Gen. Andrew Jackson...
    Battle of Tallushatchee
    The Battle of Tallushatchee, which took place on November 3, 1813, in present-day Calhoun County, was...
    Birmingham
    Located in the north-central part of Alabama, Birmingham is the state's most populous city and the...
    Books-A-Million
    Birmingham-based Books-A-Million has grown from a makeshift newsstand established in 1917 in Florence...
    William Phineas Browne
    William Phineas Browne (1804-1869), a leading pioneer of Alabama's coal industry, operated the state's...
    Buffalo Rock Company
    The Buffalo Rock Company started out as a local grocery business in 1901 run by the Lee family and has...
    Cahaba
    There is little that remains of the government buildings, businesses, and residences that once made up...
    Canoe Fight
    The legendary confrontation that became known as the "Canoe Fight" took place on November 12, 1813, on...
    Ferdinand Claiborne
    Politician, planter, and military officer Ferdinand Leigh Claiborne (1772-1815) played a significant...
    John Coffee
    John Coffee (1772-1833) served with distinction under the command of Gen. Andrew Jackson during the War...
    Samuel Dale
    Samuel Dale (1772-1841) was a scout, frontiersmen, soldier, and public servant who played an important...
    Robert Hugh Daniel
    Robert Hugh Daniel (1906-1983) along with his brother, Charles, founded Daniel Construction Company,...
    James Dellet
    James Dellet (1788-1848) was an influential lawyer, politician, and planter in early Alabama. He had...
    Eufaula
    Located in Barbour County, along the border with Georgia, Eufaula was an important shipping and trade...
    Robert Farmar
    Robert Farmar (1717-1778), an American-born British army officer, served in the Caribbean and Europe...
    John Floyd
    John Floyd (1769-1839) played an important military role in the Mississippi Territory (particularly what...
     Frontiero v. Richardson 
    There have been many landmark decisions handed down by federal courts in Alabama securing fundamental...
    A. G. Gaston
    Birmingham entrepreneur and businessman A. G. Gaston (1892-1996), was one of the most successful African...
    John Heisman
    John Heisman (1869-1936) is among the people credited with making college football an American passion,...
    Henry Hitchcock
    Henry Hitchcock (1792-1839) was a leading citizen of early Alabama who served as the first secretary...
    James Horton Jr.
    James Edwin Horton Jr. (1878-1973), an otherwise obscure circuit court judge presiding in Limestone County...
    Jack's Family Restaurants
    Jack's Family Restaurants is a successful fast-food chain in Alabama and two neighboring states....
    Lee Roy Jordan
    Lee Roy Jordan (1941- ) was a star a linebacker for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide and the Dallas...
    Lafayette's Visit to Alabama
    In 1825, Alabama was honored by a visit from Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de...
    Lehman Brothers
    Lehman Brothers, a former Fortune 500 global financial services firm, was founded in 1850 in Montgomery...
    Carl Lewis
    Alabama native Carl Lewis (1961- ) is one of the most recognized track and field athletes in U.S. and...
    Little Cahaba Iron Works
    In 1848 entrepreneur William Phineas Browne established the Little Cahaba Iron Works, which he named...
    Joe Louis
    Known as the "Brown Bomber," Alabama native Joe Louis (1914-1981) is considered one of the greatest heavyweight...
    Madison County
    Located in the heart of the Tennessee Valley, Madison County hosted the state's constitutional convention,...
    John McKee
    John McKee (1771-1832), one of the first settlers of Tuscaloosa County, played an important role in transforming...
    Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Inc. (MBUSI)
    Located in Vance, Tuscaloosa County, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Inc. (MBUSI) was the first-ever...
    Mobile County
    Located in the extreme southwest corner of the state, Mobile County is home to Alabama's only seaport...
    Montgomery County
    Located in the south-central part of the state, Montgomery County is the seat of state government. The...
    Panton, Leslie & Company
    Panton, Leslie & Company, established in 1783 by Scottish merchants William Panton, John Leslie,...
    Daniel Pratt
    Daniel Pratt (1799-1873) was Alabama's first major industrialist and founded the present-day city...
    Protective Life Corporation
    Protective Life Corporation was founded in 1907 in Birmingham. By 1928, one year after a merger with...
    Rose Bowl of 1926
    The 1926 Rose Bowl game, in which the University of Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the heavily favored...
    Russell Corporation
    Russell Corporation, today one the world's largest manufacturers of athletic uniforms, activewear,...
    Winthrop Sargent
    Winthrop Sargent (1753-1820), a native of Massachusetts, was appointed by Pres. John Adams on May 7,...
    Selma
    Located on a high bluff that overlooks the Alabama River, 50 miles west of Montgomery, historic Selma...
    Selma Ordnance and Naval Foundry
    The Selma Ordnance and Naval Foundry, also known as the Selma Naval Foundry and Ironworks and the Selma...
    Shelby County
    Located near the geographic center of the state, Shelby County is home to some of Alabama's most...
    Old St. Stephens
    The now-abandoned settlement of St. Stephens sat atop a limestone bluff overlooking the Tombigbee River...
    Charles Tait
    Charles Tait (1768-1835), Alabama's first federal district court judge, played a significant role...
    Talladega
    Located in the northeast central part of Alabama, approximately 50 miles east of Birmingham, the city...
    Pat Trammell
    Pat Trammell (1940-1968) was the quarterback for the University of Alabama (UA) Crimson Tide football...
    Tuscaloosa
    Located in west-central Alabama along the fall line and the Black Warrior River, the city of Tuscaloosa...
    Horace Ware
    Horace Ware (1812-1890) built Alabama's first permanent ironworks and the first rolling mill, which...
    W. David Lewis
    Birmingham Iron and Steel Companies
    Birmingham owes its 1871 founding to the geological uniqueness of the Jones Valley, the only place on...
    Sloss Furnaces
    Sloss Furnaces, a Birmingham-based iron-manufacturing complex, was established in 1881. The furnace and...
    Bob Limbaugh
    Bon Air
    Bon Air is located in southwest Talladega County in the east-central part of the state. It has a mayor/city...
    Alex Lindley
    University of North Alabama (UNA)
    The University of North Alabama (UNA) is located in Florence, Lauderdale County. Founded as LaGrange...
    Joe Llewellyn
    Mayer Electric Supply Company
    Established in 1930 by electrical engineer and businessman Ben S. Weil, Mayer Electric Supply Company...
    Matthew Llewellyn
    Jesse Owens
    Jesse Owens (1913-1980) gained lasting fame as a track and field star in college and for his four gold...
    J. Mack Lofton
    Seale Harris
    Seale Harris (1870-1957) was a prominent Alabama physician, a path-breaking researcher in the treatment...
    Terry Lolley
    Upper Creek Towns of the Historic Period
    When Alabama was first established as part of the Mississippi Territory in the early nineteenth century,...
    Sara Love
    Athens State University
    Athens State University (ASU), located in Athens, Limestone County, is the oldest continuously operating...
    Garnetta Lovett
    Bill Traylor
    The visual artwork of native Alabamian Bill Traylor (1854-1949) is as distinctive and original as was...