Thursday, July 19, 2007

Selma's TV Station

Selma's Water Avenue is the headquarters for WAKA's CBS-8's West Alabama news bureau. The office is located in one of the historic buildings along the riverfront. Years ago, Selma had WSLA-TV, and the entire newscast was produced and filmed here. Then it moved to Montgomery. Now, Selma receives coverage through this station.


Annie said...

What I see of the building does seem quite old and historic.

Yes, I understand the same thing about the boll weevil monument, that the honor was due to it's devastation of King Cotton. But I thought the farmers were happy to diversify to many crops, not to just change over to planting one other King crop (peanuts).

Anonymous said...

I like your photograph. Interesting Annie's comments about King Cotton and I might add, those peanuts from Georgia by Jimmy Carter.

I enjoyed this post today.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Janet said...

Annie, that is right. Peanuts just happened to be the first crop and the most important that farmers diversified to. I checked the boll weevil website, and Dr. George Washington Carver of Tuskegee Institute spoke at the monument dedication and encouraged farmers to plant peanuts as well as other crops so they would not suffer the economic devastation brought on when King Cotton failed.