Category: Days Gone By – stories from the past

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…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Beautiful [photographs] of home of Benjamin P. Worthington, pioneer and a founder of Birmingham, Alabama

These historic photographs take you back in time. Benjamin Pinkney "Pink" Worthington was a pioneer of the area around Avondale/Lakeview area of Birmingham, Alabama.…

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Have you seen the glowworms at Dismals Canyon in Phil Campbell, Alabama? Spring is the best time

Dismals Canyon in Phil Campbell, Franklin County, Alabama holds much history as well as much naturally pristine beauty. From being a hideout for outlaws…

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Did you know that Birmingham, Alabama was born from a tip about a railroad crossing? See who was involved & historic film

ELYTON LAND COMPANY The city of Birmingham was conceived in the mind of engineer, John T. Milner who had surveyed the route of the…

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Madame Wooster cared for the sick in Birmingham & had a romance with John Wilkes Booth is honored at UAB

[The Lou Wooster Public Health Award at the University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Public Health is presented annually by the University of…

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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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Beautiful Paint Rock Valley, Alabama “Little sister to Virginia’s Shenandoah” [pictures and story]

PAINT ROCK VALLEY, ALABAMA PIONEERS (posted to public stories Ancestry.com by genealogygeek) Flanked by steep mountains and threaded by a meandering river, Paint Rock Valley…

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Rammed earth houses [photographs] in Gardendale, Jefferson County, Alabama – stood the test of time

Rammed earth houses in Gardendale are still standing even though they were built nearly 80 years ago! Rammed Earth house 1937 photographed by Arthur…

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Varner-Alexander House [old photographs] – built by pioneer William Varner still remains in Tuskegee

(Thankfully this beautiful old home has been saved and fully restored.  It is now the residence of Tuskegee University's President.) VARNER-ALEXANDER HOUSE ALSO CALLED GREY…