Water, Water Everywhere

August 7, 2018 Hannah Green
In the early days of Bluff Park, visitors were probably seeking a cool place to vacation, clean air and, certainly, clean water. Bluff Park afforded them all of these things.  A conversation in September 2012 with Tommy Tucker, longtime resident of Bluff Park, resulted in information about water and springs in the area. Most interesting
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Two De Sotos? – and a memory of Mentone, Alabama

August 7, 2018 Hannah Green
By Inez McCollum June 7, 2018 Reprinted from Alabama Pioneers One of my favorite places to visit in our state is Mentone, Alabama. There is so much natural beauty in the area that each season inspires awe. In the Spring, pastel colored Mountain Laurel is scattered through the forest with a polka dot effect. The trees give
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The Snowflake Hydrangea is Hoover's Official Flower

August 7, 2018 Hannah Green
“Keeping Hoover clean and green” is the motto for the city of Hoover’s Beautification Board.  Among their accomplishments are City Arbor Day, Tree City USA Program, and Litter & Recycling programs.  But, did you know this 20-member volunteer group played a role in getting the Snowflake Hydrangea named the City’s Flower?  Resolution 3626, adopted April
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Sounds like Barney Fife

August 7, 2018 Hannah Green
It wasn’t the Brinks Robbery, but in the early days of our fair city, an unusual theft was pulled off by a robber in broad daylight. The following tale was recounted to me by Jane Hoover Parrish, who has lived in the area for 49 years, even before Hoover was incorporated. We’re not sure of
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Autumn and Food

November 5, 2018 southernbelles
MEMORIES OF AUTUMN AND FOOD By Jean C. Butterworth   What childhood memories do I have of Autumn I ask myself? Pulling back the years of my memories, I think first of my grandmother, who was as busy as a bee when it came to preparing for our family’s long winter months ahead.   As
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About the Tyler's of Bluff Park

August 7, 2018 Hannah Green
Robert Tyler came to our Hoover Historical Society January meeting, and I got to visit with him! He and his wife Clara are members. His dad, Luther Tyler, had been so helpful when we were gathering Bluff Park history to celebrate the birthday of the school back in 1988.  Luther had even given the Bluff
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