Category: Days Gone By – stories from the past

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Bluff Hall, Marengo County – this beautiful and historic mansion has been preserved

[This beautiful mansion in Marengo County has a long history that includes visitors and residents who were vital to the beginning days of Alabama.…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Alabama signed a tentative agreement to purchase West Florida for $1,000,000 – this is what happened next

Alabama tried to annex and purchase West Florida many times. Here is what happened when they tried. The land to West Florida, located under…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama, oldest college in Alabama and oldest Catholic College in Southeast [film & pics]

SPRING HILL COLLEGE Mobile, Alabama Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama is the oldest Catholic college in the Southeast is also the third oldest…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

East Lake Atheneum was girl’s school, an orphanage, Catholic offices & now a school again [old pics]

EAST LAKE ATHENEUM Private School for Young Ladies East Lake Atheneum in Birmingham, Alabama was a former private seminary of learning for young ladies. East…

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This was what you had to worry about when you traveled on a steamboat in Alabama in the 1840s

(News story from January 29, 1847 reveals William Tannehill's death.) DEATH ON A RIVERBOAT Mobile to Tuscaloosa, Alabama On January 29th, 1847 William Tannehill…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

There is a connection with this old plantation mansion and Auburn University. [old photographs film]

The beautiful plantation mansions of Glennville, Alabama have a connection with Auburn University. The town of Glennville which was originally a part of Barbour…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

[vintage pics] This Alabama county was established, abolished and went through three name transitions

This Alabama county, the home of a prominent Alabamian was established, abolished and went through three name transitions. First known as Jones County Known…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Ain’t No Spring Chickens, [story, pictures & song] are sure to bring back memories to many in Alabama

(Do you remember mail and chickens being delivered by train? This is a cute story that will bring back memories. Enjoy the song at the end.)…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Fountain Heights [film, photographs] – a historic connection to Birmingham’s past – can it be saved?

Fountain Heights is one of Birmingham's historic neighborhoods, and was home to some of Birmingham's most prominent and wealthy business leaders, but today the…