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Frank Zeigler – ex-slave who lived in Clanton, Alabama ca. 1939

This Zeigler House1 (depicted in the photographs below) was built ca. 1825 is still standing in Elmore County, Alabama. The Zeigler family arrived in…

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MONDAY MUSINGS: There were many early migration trails that led people to Alabama – here are a few

Early Migration Trails To the "Natchez Country" (Transcribed story posted as Public Story by gnerdtude on Ancestry.com)  There were several different routes that the…

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Cherokees were the first settlers in the Tennessee Valley of Alabama [names of delegates]

(Transcribed and unedited story from a WPA (Works Projects Administration) writer, William P. Burke Towns and Native Americans of Jackson County, Alabama written by…

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Ex-slave J. T. Brown – “Tom Brown” from Bullock County, Alabama was 102 in this photograph

(Transcribed and unedited story from a WPA (Works Projects Administration) writer FORMER SLAVE J. T. Brown 102 years old BULLOCK COUNTY, ALABAMA Interviewed by…

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Did you know that Skyline Farms actually started before the Federal Government assisted?

(Transcribed and unedited story from a WPA (Works Projects Administration) writer, William P. Burke Desperate farmers actually started Skyline Farms written by William P.…

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Three men from Alabama observed the weather in Greensboro for the Smithsonian from 1855 to 1888

According to the article below published in 1908, three men in Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama volunteered to be climate observers and weather recorders for…

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Many Alabama Representatives stayed home in 1837 rather than risk voting on controversial legislation

LEGISLATIVE LABORS in 1837 written by William Garrett1 In those days, afternoon sessions were generally resorted to the second week, and business proceeded with…