Category: Days Gone By – stories from the past

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Amazing! Jeremiah Austill describes Andrew Jackson’s inauguration from personally being there

Jeremiah Austill ((1793- 1881) was one of the participants of the famous Canoe Fight that took place in Alabama in 1813. We hear his…

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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…

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Found! An amazing film of 1914 Montgomery was recovered from the Alabama state treasurer’s vault

Early film of Montgomery in 1914 was discovered in the Alabama State Treasurer's vault. Thankfully, it was turned over to the Alabama Department of Archives and…

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Do you have memories to share from Skyline Farms in Jackson County, Alabama? [old photographs] Skyline Farms – Part 7

The Skyline Farms project, established by the federal government in Jackson County in 1934, was one of the more unique socioeconomic experiments in Alabama…

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Time to celebrate! [1937 photographs from Jackson county] This is what they did for fun at Skyline Farms – Part 6 –

Skyline Farms was a 'New Deal' Resettlement project in Jackson County, Alabama that was initiated in 1935 to help displaced farmers. Before the projects…

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Great Depression experiment – Skyline Farms – [vintage photographs] Part 3 – The men had to build their own homes

Skyline Farms, a resettlement community in 1935, to provide help to farmers in the Great Depression was built by the resettled farmers in Jackson…

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[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…

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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…