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BIOGRAPHY: John Wesley Starr, Jr. October 22, 1830

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! JOHN WESLEY STARR, JR. BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1830 – 1853) Mobile, Alabama John Wesley, Jr was born 22 Oct 1830 in Wilkes…

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Did you know a senator from Alabama has a cross-country highway named after him? Here is why

A senator from Alabama was instrumental in enacting the Federal Aid Road Act of 1916, which became the first federal highway funding legislation. The cross-country…

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Jeremiah Austill (b. 1794) tells where he settled in Alabama and of relationship with the Native Americans

Jeremiah Austill ((1793- 1881) was one of the participants of the famous Canoe Fight that took place in Alabama in 1813. We hear his…

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Clarkson Covered Bridge, Cullman County – one of the longest covered bridges standing in the Deep South

The bridge was reopened March 24, 2015 Clarkson Covered Bridge Cullman County, Alabama Cullman County’s historic Clarkson Covered Bridge turned 100 last year and is getting…