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This Month in History for MAY

WE'RE ALSO ON FACEBOOK
(WHY NOT - EVERYONE ELSE IS!)

BIRMINGHAM REWOUND bought into a plot of land over in Facebook country. 

Become a fan and ... well, I can't offer you a free coffee or 10% off your purchase, but I CAN say with confidence you won't be disappointed.  We'll be featuring discussions and pictures (some you won't find on the main site!) and who knows what else. 

Come join our community, why don't you?




The Carle family - with help from Huntsville Rewound creator/webmaster Lance George - have created a website honoring the long career of Benny Carle, one of Alabama's most beloved "kiddie show" icons of old.  His long career spanned both Birmingham and Huntsville. 


Be sure to visit Huntsville Rewound, created and operated by Lance George.


And yet another Lance George production is Atlanta Rewound.


UPDATES:

04/30/2012:
This month in history for May. 

April 1, 2012: This month in history for April ... preceded by April Fools gag ("Magic City Savings").
February 29, 2012: This month in history for March.
January 31, 2012: This month in history for February.
December 31, 2011:  This month in history for January.
November 30, 2011: This month in history for December.  Also section on vintage Birmingham Centennial ads (1971).
October 31, 2011: This month in history for November.
September 30, 2011: This month in history for October.
August 31, 2011: This month in history for September.
July 31, 2011: This month in history for August.
June 30, 2011: This month in history for July.
May 31, 2011: This month in history for June.
April 30, 2011: This month in history for May.
April 1, 2011: This month in history for April ... preceded by April Fools gag ("Expired Domain")
February 28, 2011: This month in history for March.
January 31, 2011: This month in history for February.
December 30, 2010: This month in history for January.
November 30, 2010: This month in history for December.
November 22, 2010: Identified "mystery photo" on this month's cover.
October 30, 2010: This month in history for November.
September 30, 2010: This month in history for October.
August 31, 2010: This month in history for September.
July 31, 2010: This month in history for August.  Also, the 50th anniversary salute to Eastwood Mall.
June 30, 2010: This month in history for July.
May 30, 2010: This month in history for June.
May 20, 2010: Added link to Atlanta Rewound.
May 8, 2010: Added links to REWOUND Facebook site created Friday, 05/07.
April 30, 2010: This month in history for May.
March 31, 2010: This month in history for April.  Also added Farewell to Loveman's page. 
      [Preceded by April Fool's Day version: "Birmingham Unwound"]
February 27, 2010: This month in history for March. 
February 1, 2010: This month in history for February ... also section for Western Hills Mall 40th anniversary. 
January 3, 2010: This month in history for January (date ranges changed to 1940/1950/1960/1970).   Moved features on Grayson's and Vege-Cal to their own pages.  Added links to Bennycarle.com
November 30, 2009: This month in history for December. 
October 28, 2009: This month in history for November. 
October 13, 2009: Corrected name of the 'mystery tonic' from VEGETOL to VEGE-CAL; Added pics from Webmaster of the iron man in Hartselle.
September 30, 2009: This month in history for October. 
September 12, 2009: Added another "Vegetol Man" picture from outside Hartselle (Morgan County), contributed by Mr. James Moody.
August 31, 2009: This month in history for September.  Also added "Vegetol Man" feature.
August 14, 2009: Modified link for new website - Huntsville Rewound.
August 9, 2009: Added link to newly-created Huntsville Rewound page on Facebook.
August 2, 2009 This month in history for August.  Also added Grayson's Ice Cream pictures from 1945 and accompanying text.
July 2, 2009: This month in history for July. 
May 31, 2009: This month in history for June.
May 1, 2009: This month in history for May.
March 31, 2009: This month in history for April. 
March 2, 2009: This month in history for March.  Also pictures of Wigwam Village #2 in Cave City, Ky.
February 1, 2009: This month in history for February.
January 20, 2009: Moved to new server.  Old host is now inactive.
January 1, 2009: This month in history for January. 
December 12, 2008: Added 'favicon' (Vulcan's "key lime popsicle") to the site.   Very special thanks go to Beth Walker for creating and submitting. 
December 6, 2008: Added two photos from K. Allen Culp, on the main page (Cousin Cliff & the Jack's Chicken).  She also "cleaned up" the Pizitz and Rich's Christmas microfilm ads from the December 1978 page (Thanks!).
November 30, 2008: This month in history for December.  Also added image of "Birmingham History Map" from December 1968.
October 30, 2008: This month in history for November. 
Also added page on the "Heidi game" in Birmingham and some pictures of 1960s Gardendale, courtesy of Robert Brewis.   Moved "Quacker Jack" image to Jack's page.
September 30, 2008: This month in history for October.
September 9, 2008: Added memorial item about Cousin Cliff, who passed away September 8th.
August 31, 2008: This month in history for September.  Also added old pavement brick pictures from Savannah, Ga.
August 1, 2008: This month in history for August.
July 18, 2008: Added "Quacker Jack" sticker to main page.
July 6, 2008: Added link to News article on Cousin Cliff Holman (Alzheimer's).
July 4, 2008: This month in history for July.
June 2, 2008: This month in history for June.  Also new section on  60th anniversary of KIDDIELAND.
April 30, 2008: This month in history for May.
April 22, 2008: Added info for Tim Hollis book signings to main page. (added one more location 04/24/2008) .
                  ...also added update information for ABANDONED FIVE POINTS WEST MALL & PIZITZ STORE
March 31, 2008: This month in history for April. 
March 6, 2008: Aaron Tanner's A Centennial Tribute to Cora Saxon debuts.
February 29, 2008: This month in history for March 
January 31, 2008: This month in history for February ... also, REWOUND remembers Valentines of Yesteryear.
January 1, 2008: This month in history for January.  Also, debuted new title banners (using color scheme of old Birmingham streetcars).
December 2, 2007: This month in history for December.
October 31, 2007: This month in history for November.
September 30, 2007: This month in history for October.
September 2, 2007: This month in history for September.  Also, BIRMINGHAM REWOUND's Back-to-School Special.
July 31, 2007: This month in history for August.
July 25, 2007: Took "Memories" section offline for future overhaul.  Removed links from front page.
July 21, 2007: Added mention of Ward McIntyre's passing to front page, with several pictures.
July 6, 2007: Updated and put Eastwood Mall Remembered back online.
July 2, 2007: This month in history for July.
June 1, 2007: This month in history for June.
May 1, 2007: This month in history for May.
April 17, 2007: Added scanned image of late '60s Shoney's Big Boy/WAPI-TV matchbook from Greg Glenn.
April 1, 2007: This month in history for April.
March 13, 2007: Unveiled two new features: Roebuck Plaza's 50th Anniversary and Rockin' With Roddy
March 5, 2007: This month in history for March.
February 2, 2007: This month in history for February.
January 1, 2007: This month in history for January.
December 13, 2006: Christmas Past lives on!  Two more Birmingham "retromercials" added to This month in history
December 3, 2006: This month in history for December, with three classic TV commercials for the holidays. 
Debuted new feature: a tribute to "Your Album Station", K-99 (WVOK-FM; WRKK).
November 10, 2006: This month in history for November.
October 6, 2006: This month in history for October.
September 3, 2006: This month in history for September; also newly found snapshots from 1956 of the first Romper Room with "Miss Jean" Pierce. 
August 7, 2006: This month in history begins.
July 3, 2006: New feature: Showplaces of the South by Tim Hollis.
June 18, 2006: Brand new section: The Listening Room, with audio clips to listen and enjoy.
June 1, 2006: Debuted REWOUND on new webspace, birminghamrewound.com ... New section: Fun & Games ... New feature: Cavalcade of logos
March 2006: New section on Hill's Supermarket added.  Added some vintage radio pictures to the RADIO-TV page.  Also modified some text.
New page on '70s Birmingham Top-40 Wars added.  Added new picture to Five Points West section (WAPI remote - great panoramic shot!)
Added newly-found picture of Birmingham's first Romper Room teacher, Miss Jean, to the MAGIC CITY KIDS' SHOWS section.
February 2006: Some changes to TV history text on RADIO-TV page.
October 2005: New feature added: BIRMINGHAM: THEN AND NOW
New "extra": BIRMINGHAM TEEN CULTURE, 1967 ... small changes to ROADSIDE ... updates to RADIO & TV (info on color TV in Birmingham)
August 2005: NEW UPDATES TO THE EASTWOOD MALL SITE ... many, many new pictures added!
07/02/2005: Updates to SHERER'S DRIVE-IN and ROADSIDE
05/30/2005: Special section added: "MAGIC CITY KIDS' SHOWS"
04/24/2005: Small update to Jack's Hamburgers (added early pic of Sgt. Jack) .... New page added: BURGER IN A HURRY
03/13/2005: Updated BARGAIN TOWN USA (many new pictures), BARBER'S MILK, RADIO & TV (page 2)
New pages added: SHERER'S DRIVE-IN, Joe Dentici on the WENN Radio upheaval of 1976
02/13/2005: Updated Roadside, Radio & TV ...  new page added: Jack's Hamburgers
01/31/2005: Updated Retail (BARBER'S MILK, PIZITZ, BRUNO'S,FIVE POINTS WEST)
New page added: ABANDONED FIVE POINTS WEST MALL & PIZITZ STORE



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