Category: Days Gone By – stories from the past

Days Gone By - stories from the past

I’m amazed at what this woman accomplished, alone in the wilds of Alabama in 1792!

Milly of Montgomery (Excerpt from History of Alabama and Incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi from the Earliest Period by Albert James Pickett 1900) The territory…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

[1926 film and vintage pics] Many people say this California/ University of Alabama football game changed the south forever

The game that inspired the University of Alabama fight song, "Yea Alabama," was also Alabama's first national championship. The 1926 Rose Bowl Game held on…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

On this day, December 20th in 1978, a historic house was moved in Dothan, Alabama – [see this film of it being moved]

The Waddell farmhouse appears at home in Landmarks park, in Dothan, Alabama, but local people can tell you the story of the historic day on…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

The faces in these 1937 photographs of Coal Miners in and around Birmingham, Alabama reflect the difficulty of their job

These coal miners from Birmingham and Walker County, Alabama had no idea that when they went to work one cold morning in February of…

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…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Did you know The Great Gastby author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, served in WWI? He was in the 167th Infantry based at Camp Sheridan, Alabama

Camp Sheridan While based at Camp Sheridan in Montgomery, Alabama during World War I,  the famous author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, met and fell in…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Troy once burned to the ground in 1901 and was rebuilt, now it’s a thriving college town [see vintage pics]

Troy is a city in Pike County, Alabama. It was once part of the territory of the Creek Indian lands and was originally known…