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Sue Wilson, Author at The Andalusia Star-News

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REMEMBER WHEN: More Covington County Fair History – 1920-1930

With the approaching Covington County Fair in October sponsored by the Andalusia Kiwanis Club, I wanted to look  back at the beginning years of the ... Read more

by Sue Wilson, Friday, September 25, 2020 10:21 pm

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REMEMBER WHEN: Covington’s First County Fair

Back in the mid 1960s, the AHS Glee Club sang a festive song, “Heigh Ho! Come to the Fair.” Well, folks, according to Kiwanis Club ... Read more

by Sue Wilson, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:15 am

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REMEMBER WHEN: War Bride Letters from World War II

“I’m gonna sit right down and write myself a letter, and make believe it came from you. I’m gonna write words, oh, so sweet; they’re ... Read more

by Sue Wilson, Friday, September 11, 2020 11:40 pm

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REMEMBER WHEN: Andalusians celebrate victory in the Pacific

Since this is the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and V-J Day, this column is dedicated to all of those Andalusians ... Read more

by Sue Wilson, Friday, September 4, 2020 4:16 pm

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REMEMBER WHEN: The W.P.A. built Andy High

A vast trail of public improvements for Alabama was disclosed in October 1941 in a report published in The Andalusia Star. These projects performed by ... Read more

by Sue Wilson, Friday, August 28, 2020 5:06 pm

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REMEMBER WHEN: School days in 1939

“School days, school days, dear ole golden rule days…” “ANDALUSIA’S NEW HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING” is the headlines in the October 5, 1939 Andalusia Star, a ... Read more

by Sue Wilson, Friday, August 21, 2020 11:25 pm

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REMEMBER WHEN: R.C. Cola and a Moon Pie

There was nothing better for a snack in the 1950s and 1960s than an RC Cola and a Moon Pie!  Someone wrote a “hillbilly” song ... Read more

by Sue Wilson, Friday, August 14, 2020 6:22 pm

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REMEMBER WHEN: 100+ years of Andalusia Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is the largest scouting organization and one of the largest youth organizations in the United States with 2.3 million ... Read more

by Sue Wilson, Friday, August 7, 2020 7:00 pm

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REMEMBER WHEN: Post WWII Hotels/Motels in Andalusia

After World War II, a new concept in hotels emerged in the business world – the motel. Dictionaries define the term like this – “A ... Read more

by Sue Wilson, Friday, July 31, 2020 4:15 pm

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REMEMBER WHEN: ‘The hotel that never was’

Recently some old papers and documents were discovered in an abandoned residence in Andalusia and were brought to me at my office. Looking through all ... Read more

by Sue Wilson, Friday, July 24, 2020 8:20 pm

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