Around 200 people attended the dedication of several landmarks that were given to the residents of Tuscaloosa from The University of Alabama to celebrate the city’s bicentennial.
UA President Stuart R. Bell presents the gifts to Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox and the residents of Tuscaloosa.
Dr. Bill Bomar, executive director of UA Museums and chairman of the Tuscaloosa Bicentennial Commission’s time capsule committee, pictured with the time capsule that was buried at Manderson Landing the week before the Dec. 13 ceremony.
The time capsule, which is filled with items that represent daily life in 2019, will be sealed until Tuscaloosa’s 250th birthday in 2069.
The time capsule is buried below this marker at the Park at Manderson Landing.
Craig Wedderspoon, professor of sculpture at UA, designed and produced a timeline that depicts the Black Warrior River accompanied by monumental dates in Tuscaloosa’s history.
The timeline starts with Tuscaloosa’s founding in 1819 and leads to the Minerva sculpture.
We crowned the year with the gift of a Minerva statue to celebrate the city of Tuscaloosa’s bicentennial.
A plaque commemorating the bicentennial celebration sits beyond the Minerva sculpture.
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