Category: News – from the past & the present

News - from the past & the present

Teachers to receive a salary of $15 per week

In the Tuscaloosa News on July 17, 1935 Montgomery, Alabama Governor Bibb Graves today had set in motion the machinery to disburse $500,000 appropriated…

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Many Alabama colonial ancestors embraced the Quaker faith and were persecuted for their beliefs

Faith and Courage: 2nd Edition -presents the religious persecution of Quakers in Pre-Revolutionary War days of America intertwined with a love story. The characters…

News - from the past & the present

Shelby County once had the reputation as being the “moonshingest” county in the state of Alabama.

Interesting transcription of a story about Birmingham Moonshining From the Herald-Journal, Spartanburg, S.C.– April 9, 1935 by Robert H. Brown, Central Press Writer Birmingham,…

News - from the past & the present

TBT: Alabama News in 1858 included a fire, two murders, a convention and an election

ALABAMA ITEMS (transcribed from Memphis Daily Appeal., August 08, 1858) The Postmaster-General has established Post Offices at the following places in Hillaber (Hillabee?), Talladega County,…