Alger-Sullivan Society Presents History Book To Northview Library

February 18, 2010


Wednesday, members of the Alger-Sullivan Historical Society presented a copy of their new book “A Pictorial History Volume II” and accompanying CD to the Northview High School Library.

The book and CD contain historical pictures and information concerning Century and northeastern Escambia County, Florida; Flomaton, Alabama; Jay and northern Santa Rose County, Florida; and surrounding areas. The book was compiled by Jerry Fischer and Jerry Simmons.

Edsel Smith, former principal of Century High School, and Don Sales visited Northview High School on behalf of the historical society to present the book and CD.

“Northview High School is very appreciative of this ‘treasure-trove’ history book and CD donation to our library,” said Principal Gayle Weaver.

The book is available from Alger-Sullivan Historical Society members and at the Leach House Museum at 610 4th Street in the Century Historical District from 9 until 1 Monday-Friday. The book can also be ordered by mail.  Send a check for $30.00 plus $5.00 postage and packaging (padded envelope) to the ASHS, P.O. Box 1002, Century 32535.

For more information, contact Jerry Simmons at (251) 765-2629 or Jerry Fischer at (850) 256-3980.

Pictured above: Current Northview High faculty and Century High School graduates (L-R) Joyce Gunn (1973), Bobby Simpson (1970) and Mary Jo Smith (1966) look through A Pictorial History Volume II in the Northview Library. Pictured below: Century’s drugstore and the Tuberville Hospital in the late 1930’s — just one of about two thousand photographs in the book. Submitted photo for, click to enlarge.



2 Responses to “Alger-Sullivan Society Presents History Book To Northview Library”

  1. Resident of local area, Lottie on February 19th, 2010 5:33 pm

    I do hope this reminds other local authors of how to keep the knowledge of who we are, where we came from, how we got by and our neighbors in our childrens minds.
    I am 62 years old from here and found myself saying sooo many times,”I didn’t know that”. It is wonderful to find out about how and what our neighbors and sometimes kin did.
    If your an author please donate at least one book to our local schools and one to our library.
    When I say local I mean, Bratt, Byrnville, Century, Flomaton, Davisville, McDavid,
    Canoe, Walnut Hill, Atmore, AND the many other communities that have been blessed with these writers.
    Please keep the generations alive.

  2. country girl on February 18th, 2010 7:02 pm

    wow that was from so long ago!

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