Category: Days Gone By – stories from the past

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Gadsden – City of Champions was an exciting place Christmas of 1940- [vintage photos from Christmas 1940 & film]

The first substantial white settlement in what is now Gadsden was a village called "Double Springs".This was begun by a mixed American Indian and…

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Spectacular newsreel of a woman being blown out of a cardboard casket with dynamite & pilot crashing plane in Birmingham

Extreme sports are not new.  There were many stuntmen, often called 'death dodgers' that put on shows at state fairs throughout the country in the…

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Did you know that Gary Cooper once spoke about the quality Alabama marble in a movie? [see old films & photographs]

ALABAMA MARBLE Giuseppe Moretti in 1901 with his model of Vulcan Alabama marble is among the highest quality stone in the world. The state's…

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SUNDAY SOLILOQUY: Nature was the only kind of refrigeration or curing device we had – Wilcox County, Alabama

AND THEY CALLED IT INDEPENDENT PART IV By Marvin Malley Champion submitted by Jean Champion Butterworth This community had an open range. Everybody turning…

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Scottsboro – Robert Thomas Scott the founder convinced a railroad to run the rail line through his property

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BIOGRAPHY: Samuel Noble born Nov. 22, 1834 – a sketch by his daughter Kate Q. Roberts

SAMUEL NOBLE A Sketch by His Daughter, Mrs. Kate Q. Roberts1 Samuel Noble, pioneer of the iron industry in the South and prophet of…

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Old Tooth Pullers – when you’re desperate – this is what you had to do

The “Old Tooth Pullers” by Hylott L. Armstrong, Jr. Sometime in the 1920’s my Grandfather, William Henry (“Bill Henry”) Crawford, moved from Edgewater (a…