Welcome to Bhamwiki
Bhamwiki, now in its tenth year, is an encyclopedic resource for anyone curious about Birmingham, Alabama and the region around it. We aim for accuracy, objectivity, and accessibility as we work steadily to expand our coverage.
Bhamwiki has more than twelve thousand individual entries to explore. There are several ways to navigate the site. Click on any blue link to read an article about that topic. Try perusing some of our featured articles, or our newest entries. Look at what happened on this date in Birmingham's history. Take a chance by clicking on "random page" to the left. Or, if you know what you're looking for, try using the search box, or you can even start at the top and work your way down.
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In the news
Bhamwiki mourns the death of friend and benefactor Philip Morris.
- September 19: Graham Boettcher was named director of the Birmingham Museum of Art.
- August 22: The 2017 Birmingham municipal election brought good news to most incumbents.
- August 15: Mayor William Bell ordered the Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument at Linn Park to be covered until it could be legally removed.
- June 22: Former State Representative Oliver Robinson pleaded guilty to accepting bribes from Drummond Company in exchange for his opposition to the EPA's proposed expansion of the 35th Avenue Superfund Site.
- ...that during local prohibition in Bessemer a cluster of saloons opened in unincorporated "Whiskeytown" just east of the city limits?
- ...that the Nation of Islam was driven out of St Clair County in 1970?
- ...that Cinema City 8 was the largest multiplex in the nation when it opened in 1978?
- ...that cartoonist Howard Cruse and author Dennis Covington are cousins?
- ...that the Native American settlement of Mad Town on the Cahaba River marked a junction of major trade paths?
Bhamwiki has been running since March 15, 2006. The project currently has 498 registered user accounts and contains approximately 12,692 articles. See Bhamwiki:Milestones for more information on the growth of the site. You can also join us on facebook or follow along on twitter.