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Tombstone Tuesday: A lesson from a Quack doctor

The following warning and advisory lines are on the tombstone of a quack doctor: I was a quack and there are men who say…

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The city of Enterprise, Alabama dedicated a monument to an insect on Dec. 11, 1919

The people of Enterprise, Alabama have erected the only monument in the world to an agricultural pest. In 1919, the people of Coffee County…

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Magnolia Grove, Greensboro, old home of Richard Pearson Hobson of “The Sinking of the Merrimac” fame

Today Magnolia Grove, located at 1002 Hobson Street in Greensboro, Alabama is a historic site and museum located in Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama that…

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The first public school in Greensboro was outside the corporate limits across Caldwell Creek

Greensboro Public School1 Published in 1908 In 1858, Miles Hassell Yerby, a graduate of the State University at Tuscaloosa, came to Greensboro and taught…

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So this is why Santa’s reindeer have good directions & manage to find all the houses on Christmas Eve! [photographs]

THE TRUTH ABOUT SANTA'S REINDEER IS REVEALED According to the Alaskan Department of Fish and game, Both male and female reindeer grow antlers…

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A day of infamy – [vintage film] Take time today to remember those who sacrificed so much by sending a letter for free

On December 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory killing more than 2,300 Americans. The U.S.S.…

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A personal interview with Richard Pearson Hobson in 1908 from “The Sinking of the Merrimac fame”

During the Spanish-American War, Naval Constructor Richard Pearson Hobson U.S.N. devised a plan to scuttle a ship in the channel leading to Santiago harbor…

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Chandelier falls in Alabama Capital on its very first session – considered a bad omen of things to come

CHANDELIER FALLS IN ALABAMA CAPITAL by Hon. E. A. Powell The session of 1845 was the last session of the Legislature held at Tuskaloosa.…

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Historic letter written on Dec. 1, 1847 by J. D. Bibb, about his brother & Alabama’s first governor

He only lived five more months The following excerpt is from a letter which has been transcribed from The Alabama Historical Quarterly, Vol. 19,…