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News - from the past & the present

THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Breezy Elopement and a Hilarious Grass Widow on June 20, 1890 in Mobile

MATRIMONIAL MUSSES AT MOBILE A Breezy Elopement and a Hilarious Grass Widow. (Transcribed from The Montgomery Advertiser June 21, 1890) Mr. Ulmer and Mrs.…

News - from the past & the present

Details of a shootout on 1st Avenue in Birmingham, Alabama on May 21 one hundred and thirty years ago

(Men sometimes settled their differences with guns in early Alabama as this story reveals) From The Weekly Iron Age, Birmingham, Alabama 5/21/1885 BY ONE BALL…

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: April 26, 1872 – the Confederate Monument was dedicated in Greensboro for soldiers lost in Civil War

The History of the Confederate Monuments in Greensboro1 (Published in 1908) After several years of agitation and earnest work, the citizens of Greensboro raised…

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Alabama Pioneers Patrons – Honor your ancestor as an Alabama Notable Pioneer with his/her personal biography for the bicentennial!

The State of Alabama will have her two-hundredth birthday on December 14, 2019.  Honor your ancestor on Alabama Pioneers for the bicentennial! (Story continued…

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There were many changes in banking in Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama after the Civil War

Banks in Early Greensboro, Alabama1 (Published 1908) In February 1854, the Planters' Insurance Company was incorporated in Greensboro. (Hale County, Alabama). Books for subscription…