Category: Days Gone By – stories from the past

Days Gone By - stories from the past

This remarkable story about traveling to Alabama was originally published in 1886

FIFTY-FIVE YEARS IN WEST ALABAMA By HON. E. A. POWELL CHAPTER I To one who has spent more than half a century, as it…

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Can you believe the Warrior River froze in 1940? Be sure to scroll to see the photograph at the bottom of this page

We've had some very cold days in the southeast the past few years, but I wonder if any can match some of these storms. In…

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Gen. Woodward tells of coming to Alabama Governor’s aid during a fist fight in this letter written Nov. 1858

Catoma Creek Falls near old Montgomery, Alabama Wheeling, Winn Parish, Louisiana November 27th, 1858. To J. J. Hooper, Esq: Dear Sir: My health has…

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One-room schoolhouses were popular in early Alabama as these photographs indicate

Education was important to early pioneers of Alabama. One-room schoolhouses, log houses in communities, private homes, schoolhouses on large plantations, private academies, and mission schools…

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[Film & picutures of ] Dallas County, Alabama has over 1250 historic structures listed on the state and national historic registers

Selma in Dallas County, Alabama is well-known for it's history as a center for civil-rights struggles, but Dallas County also plays an integral part…

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[film – photos] Did you know that men from the city of Bay Minette, Alabama stole the courthouse records from Daphne, Alabama

The city of Bay Minette is in Baldwin County, Alabama and it is the County seat. Located in the central part of the county,…

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An asteroid the size of a stadium, with a blast 175,000 times greater than Hiroshima hit Wetumpka, Alabama

Did you know that an asteroid which was probably the size of the Auburn University football stadium, traveling at 12 miles per second, hit…