Alvin C. York's heroism went unnoticed in the United States, even in Tennessee, until the publication of the April 26, 1919, issue of the Saturday Evening Post. In an article titled "The Second Elder Gives Battle" (pp. 1-4 ff.), journalist George...
Parks; Mills; Water mills; Flour & meal industry; Millraces
The photograph is taken from a position overlooking the Alvin C. York grist mill, located in the Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park. The two-story millhouse can be seen behind the milldam that straddles the Wolf River.
This typed, 5" x 8", two-sided card maintained in the Tennessee Adjutant General's files displays basic biographical and military information concerning Alvin C. York and the awarding of his Medal of Honor. Categories of information are set, and...
This 5" x 7" card is an invitation from Tennessee Gov. Buford Ellington to the unveiling of the York statue on the Capitol grounds, December 13, 1968. The recipient is also invited to a Nashville Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Andrew Jackson...
Sergeant Alvin C. York, as a miller, driving his truck into Jamestown, Tennessee, with a load of "York Special" home-ground corn meal. Four men are riding in the back of the truck with the bags of corn meal.
Sgt. Alvin C. York is shown laughing at some remark made by J. R. Hull (uncle of Cordell Hull) at the draft office in Jamestown, Fentress County. Sergeant York is in a business suit and Mr. Hull is shown in a denim jacket and wearing a leather...
Gravesite of Alvin C. York and his wife Gracie L. York. The site is decorated with a stone cross and stone angel and two tombstones. There is a flagpole immediately behind the site. 35mm slide labeled "York Memorial 4."
Tombstone of Alvin C. York with brass plaque and engraved decorations. The decorations above the plaque depict York's Congressional Medal of Honor, a rifle with bayonet attached, and an M1917 "Tommy" helmet. 35mm slide labeled "York Memorial 5."
Alvin C. York, his wife Gracie, other York family members, Gov. Prentice Cooper, and onlookers are pictured in front of the Knickerbocker Theatre at the Nashville premiere of the movie "Sergeant York."
Draft; Recruiting & enlistment; Soldiers; Government officials
Sergeant Alvin C. York is talking with Major Hilton Butler at the Fentress County draft office at Jamestown. Both men are in business suits and are shown with paperwork, a stamp by a filing cabinet, and a 1940 calendar behind them.
Railroads; Soldiers; Arrivals & departures; Rural areas; Country life
Sergeant Alvin C. York is shown bidding goodbye to Tom Watson Rich and John Shelby Crabtree as they leave for U. S. Army duty on the Oneida & Western Railway. They are shown in front of the train with the engineer and another passenger.
The gravesite of Sergeant Alvin C. York and his wife, Gracie, near Pall Mall, Tennessee. A flag is flying above the grave. Other burial plots, the grounds of the cemetery, and the surrounding landscape are pictured.
Sculpture; Public sculpture; Monuments & memorials; Capitols; Soldiers; Firearms; Uniforms
The Alvin C. York Memorial on the southeast corner of the State Capitol grounds, Nashville, Tennessee. York, wearing a World War I uniform, is aiming a rifle; the Tennessee State Capitol is visible in the background.
Alvin York (center) standing with film producer Jesse Lasky (right of York) and his son Jesse Jr. (left of York) in front of a building in Jamestown, Tennessee. Two other men can be seen talking to the left of York and his associates, and a man...