Category: Days Gone By – stories from the past

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Shelby County, and other central Alabama counties were once beachfront property. Do you think it will happen again?

From geologic research, we know that the state was once covered by ancient oceans, swamps, and other near-shore environments and the sediment left behind…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

THROWBACK THURSDAY: “To supplement his GI Bill income he had tutored Bear Bryant’s football boys – china was too expensive”

Cute story reveals a little about life in the 1950s..... China Teardrops by Joyce Ray Wheeler It was September of the year 1953. A…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Spanish, French and English immigrants move to Alabama – natives threatened [pictures & film]

IMMIGRANTS ARRIVE IN ALABAMA SLOWLY (The following was transcribed as written from: Alabama, Her History, Resources, War Record, and Public Men: From 1540 to…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Arlington – the only antebellum house left in Birmingham has ties to the city’s founders. [photographs & film]

Arlington in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama is a wonderful example of Greek Revival architecture which dates back to the 1840s. It is located on…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Did you know that Auburn University [old photographs] was almost located in Greensboro, Alabama?

Established by members of the Methodist Church East Alabama Male College was an educational institution of high grade, established by members of the Methodist…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

The people of Skyline Farms were seeking a better life in Jackson County [film & old photographs] some people considered it socialism

Skyline Farms was one of 43 similar projects to assist and relocate farmers devastated by the Great Depression in a new home with a…