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Local History

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The Montevallo Historical Society is proud to present a previously unpublished excerpt from a personal memoir written about her father by Montevallo native Julia Ward Rotenberry. Click on the portrait at left to enter a page devoted to this publication and the Ward family.

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Click on the Book Cover at left to open a pdf file of Eloise Meroney's short history of Montevallo. The original book pages were scanned and compiled in their original order. Some additional material on Miss Meroney and her family has been added

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In 1908, prominent Montevallo attorney, E.S. Lyman,  contributed a 13 page history of the town to that year’s A.G.I.S. Bulletin which was sent to prospective students and their families. Click on the Bulletin cover to open a pdf file of Lyman's history.

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Click on the Montevallo sign at left to view a slide show of historical markers located in Montevallo and surrounding communities.

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An excellent 12 page article, written by Alissa Nutting, on Montevallo’s history appeared in the Spring 2007 issue of Alabama Heritage magazine. Click on the  image above to open a pdf file of this well researched and illustrated article.

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During the Administration of Mayor J.R. Johnson (1926 – 1932) the local Exchange Club produced this brochure of Welcome for visitors as well as new residents. Click on the image at left to open a pdf file of this interesting bit of Montevallo history.

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Lamar and Me, a small volume of remembrances about growing up in Montevallo was published by native son Robert David Ward in 1983. It went out of print shortly after its initial publication. The Montevallo Historical Society is pleased to bring this entertaining collection back to life as a digital pdf file that can be read online or downloaded for free.

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