Welcome to Bhamwiki
Bhamwiki, now in its fourteenth 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 14,000 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 in from there.
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In the news
- October 1: Demolition of the Ramsay-McCormack Building in Ensley began.
- September 11: Retired EBSCO CEO Elton Stephens Jr was kidnapped and ransomed for $250,000.
- June 1: The Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Memorial at Linn Park was dismantled.
- March 27: Southern Christian Leadership Conference co-founder Joseph Lowery died.
- ...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 533 registered user accounts and contains approximately 14,753 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.