Tuscaloosa, yeah damned cool. In the late 1700s four ancestor brothers established the town of Fosters , Alabama which is very close to Tuscaloosa. They were awarded land, like 60 miles (miles!) down along the Black Warrior River, as reward for their father's service in the Revolutionary war. They shipped cotton directly to England from their landing on that river. (Google "Fosters Landing", Tuscaloosa, AL.)
Not very PC but I have a sheet showing slaveholders in Tuscaloosa County showing the 15-20 ancestors who owned 75-80 "workers". Two of the plantation homes are still there and recently one changed hands and is still occupied. Having an interesting time with family genealogy. One of the most startling finds is a pay stub to that Revolutionary War ancestor (Captain John Foster) showing his pay that month when his unit was at Valley forge with G. Washington. I got that in a genealogy research place in New Orleans a few years ago. I got my sister into DAR with this research and myself and son, Russ in the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).
Yeah--Tuscaloosa is very cool.
Iam -Ray---why did you bring Tuscaloosa up?