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City of Tuscaloosa marks 200th birthday with sculpture unveiling

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City of Tuscaloosa marks 200th birthday with sculpture unveiling


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IMMEDIATELY. SHERI: TODAY MARKS EXACTLY 200 YEARS SINCE THE CITY OF TUSCALOOSA WAS FORMED JUST ONE DAY BEFORE ALABAMA BECAME A STATE. WVTM 13’S CHIP SCARBOROUGH SHOWS US HOW TUSCALOOSA’S BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION IS GEARED TOWARDS FUTURE GENERATIONS. [APPLAUSE] CHIP: THE CITY OF TUSCALOOSA CELEBRATED ITS 200TH BIRTHDAY IN A BIG WAY WITH THE UNVEILING OF THIS STATUE AT THE PARK AT MANDERSON LANDING. THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA, WHICH OWNS THE PARK, PRESENTED THE STATUE TO THE CITY AS A GIFT. THE STATUE DEPICTS MINERVA, THE ROMAN GODDESS OF WISDOM. WISDOM, OF COURSE, BEING A HUGE COMPONENT OF TUSCALOOSA, THANKS TO THE UNIVERSITY. >> AND WE AS A COMMUNITY WANT TO COME TOGETHER AND HAVE OUR CHILDREN THROUGHOUT TIME UNDERSTAND WHAT WE FOUND OF VALUE AND IMPORTANCE TODAY AND HAVE THAT PIECE OF ARTWORK SHAPE THEM. CHIP: SO THE BLACK WARRIOR RIVER STRETCHES ALL THE WAY FROM TUSCALOOSA DOWN TO DEMOPOLIS. AND ON THIS TRAIL RIGHT HERE ARE SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT SYMBOLS OF TUSCALOOSA’S RICH HISTORY. >> YOU KNOW, TUSCALOOSA IS HERE BECAUSE OF OUR GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION ON THE RIVER AND THE HISTORY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF TUSCALOOSA IS BASED ON ACCESS TO THE RIVER. CHIP: TUSCALOOSA’S BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION SPENT NEARLY THREE YEARS PREPARING FOR THE BIG DAY. THAT INCLUDED PUTTING TOGETHER A QUILT WITH SOME OF THE CITY’S BIGGEST MOMENTS BOTH GOOD AND BAD. >> WHAT A YEAR TO REMEMBER 2019 IS. TO LOOK BACK THIS WHOLE YEAR AT THE HISTORY OF TUSCALOOSA AND THEN TO LOOK AHEAD TO AN EVEN BETTER FUTURE FOR EVERY CITIZEN OF THIS GREAT CITY. CHIP: A CITY ALREADY FOCUSED ON ITS NEXT 200 YEARS. IN TUSCALOOSA, CHIP SCARBOROUGH, WVTM 13. SHERI: THE BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS IN TUSCALOOSA AND TONIGHT WITH A CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING AT THE COURTHOUSE AT 5:15 AND THE WEST ALABAMA CRISTMAS PARADE AT 6:30 AT THE CORNER OF GREENSBORO AVENUE AND UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD. IAN: THE ENTIRE STATE OF ALABAMA WILL CELEBRATE ITS BICENTENNIAL TOMORROW. DECEMBER 14 MARKS 200 YEARS OF STATEHOOD AND A BIG BASH IS PLANNED IN MONTGOMERY. IT STARTS AT 10:00 A.M. WITH A PARADE ALONG DEXTER AVENUE. AT NOON WILL BE A DEDICATION FOR THE ALABAMA BICENTENNIAL PARK. THEN AT ONE THE BICENTENNIAL — THEN AT 1:00, THE BICENTENNIAL FESTI

City of Tuscaloosa marks 200th birthday with sculpture unveiling

Tuscaloosa’s year-long Bicentennial celebration concluded Friday with a number of events.

Tuscaloosa’s year-long Bicentennial celebration concluded Friday with a number of events.



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