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April
Perry Austin exhibit "There and Back Again," at Heritage Hall

April 16
Lincoln Park Easter Egg Hunt

April 17
Chamber After Hours at Griffin's Jewelry

April 18
Ribbon Cutting/Open House for the newly remolded housing unit at The Gardens of Talladega

April 18
Fish and Fowl Dinner

April 19
Easter Eggstravaganza presented by Top Trails 11am to 2pm

April 19
ARPA District V Hershey's Track and Field Meet

April 22
Chamber of Commerce Business After Housrs at Caribe Club and Marina on Logan Martin

April 25
Support ARC of North Talladega County and buy t-shirts for Go Casual Day, the day before Sunshine Saturday.

April 26
Old Town Music on Magnolia in Lincoln

April 26
2014 Walk for Life at Beth Yates Park

April 26
Sunshine Saturday will be at the Family Life Center, 423 West Battle Street in Talladega.

April 27
First Family Service Center is hosting a Mother Daughter Tea Party. Learn tea party etiquette with Millie Chastain from the Protocol School of Alabama.

April 30
Bringing Generations Together Health Fair at AIDB

May 1
National Day of Prayer

May 4
Race Weekend Aaron's 499

May 6
Chamber Coffee at the Alfa Building on East Battle

May 10
Mother's Day 5K and 1 Mile Color Walk sponsored by Callie's Kids partnered with Talladega Parks and Rec

May 15
Mayday Senior Celebration at International Motorsports Hall of Fame

May 17
Third AnnualTablescapes, The Virtuous Woman at the Talladega Regional Family Life Center

Historic Talladega's Silk Stocking District

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Talladega's recent history began in 1813 with the Battle of Talladega, the first in a series of battles waged against the Creek Indians by General Andrew Jackson. Jackson's defeat of the Creek nation paved the way for the first permanent settlement in 1832 of what is now the city of Talladega.

The city was incorporated in 1834 and public sale of lots began. Talladega rapidly became a center of political and commercial activity and by 1850 was the trading center of a five county area. As more families of means and influence arrived, the residential center of town shifted from an area west of the courthouse square to one that was south of the square along an Indian trading path that crossed a section of East Street South near the Morgan-Nicholls House (No. 15 in this brochure).

Education beyond that which could be provided within the family was an early concern for settlers. Separate schools for both boys and girls were begun in 1835 and in 1844 the Masonic - sponsored Alabama Female Institute was opened. The Presbyterian Synod followed with a girls college, which was in continuous operation from the 1850's until about 1920. The Baptists constructed a high school for boys which was subsequently acquired in 1867 by the Freedmen's Bureau and the American Missionary Association to establish Talladega College. In 1858 the Alabama School for the Deaf was moved from Tuskegee to Talladega and the Alabama Female Institute was acquired to become the school's new home.

Many influential attorneys, politicians, educators and business men became residents of Talladega. This brochure will guide you through our historic past and present a plethora of architectural styles for your enjoymnet.

Have a pleasant journey.

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