Days Gone By - stories from the past

Santa Claus was shot? A very memorable Christmas

A Traumatic and Memorable Christmas by Joe McKnight One Christmas in my early childhood stands out as both traumatic and memorable. We lived at…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Gadsden – City of Champions was an exciting place Christmas of 1940- [vintage photos from Christmas 1940 & film]

The first substantial white settlement in what is now Gadsden was a village called "Double Springs".This was begun by a mixed American Indian and…

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Patron+ RECIPE WEDNESDAY: A pecan pie without pecans? Here are some old recipe tips that might help you cook meals like grandma made

Patron+ member story Here are some great cooking tips from grandmothers and gr-grandmothers. They knew how to cut corners to make great meals. “If…

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Patron+ Simpson Manuscript – Moving details about the State of Alabama’s government moving to Montgomery

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Days Gone By - stories from the past

Spectacular newsreel of a woman being blown out of a cardboard casket with dynamite & pilot crashing plane in Birmingham

Extreme sports are not new.  There were many stuntmen, often called 'death dodgers' that put on shows at state fairs throughout the country in the…