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News - from the past & the present

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Tuscumbia was destroyed by a tornado in 1874 when the town was debt free.

(This story is even more interesting considering the fact that Tuscumbia had been congratulated in April 30, 1874 for being debt-free in the Birmingham Iron…

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Vinegar of the Four Thieves – Recipes & curious tips from the past is now in paperback

Our ancestors had to be resilient when they faced obstacles in daily life, from dealing with pests, medical emergencies, caring for clothing and cleaning…

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Elections for early representatives of Bibb County, Alabama were often heated

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Elections for early representatives of Bibb County, Alabama were often heated Antiquities of Bibb (Transcribed from The Centreville Press, Centreville, Alabama January…

News - from the past & the present

In 1891, the State of Alabama took 1st place in a long held tradition held by Pennsylvania. Can you guess what it was?

Here is the story from the June 27, 1891 Times Daily newspaper in Florence, Alabama. STARTLING CHANGE Alabama Takes the First Place long held…

News - from the past & the present

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Winston County, Alabama – Newspaper accounts from 1890 reveal much about politics in Alabama before & after the War Between the States

Winston County, Alabama's opposition to the Confederacy is briefly mentioned in the novels To Kill a Mockingbird   and Paper Moon: A Novel (formerly Addie Pray) Tap…

News - from the past & the present

Actual newspaper account of a sad tragedy in Selma between two well-known families published on July 4, 1877

(This is the actual 1877 newspaper account of a murder that took place between two respected families in Selma, Alabama. What a tragedy over…