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MONDAY MUSINGS: Earthquake in Guntersville, Nat King Cole & Sequoyah

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April 23, 1957 – “An earthquake with its epicenter near Guntersville affected parts of Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee, but caused little damage. The MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER reported that “thousands of light sleepers were awakened by the shock” at about 3:30 a.m.


Guntersville Lake, Guntersville, Ala., is fast becoming one of the most popular recreation areas in the country. Many famous resorts, such as Val-Monte Shores, are nearby." The postmark date on the back of this postcard is September 1958.
Guntersville Lake, Guntersville, Ala., is fast becoming one of the most popular recreation areas in the country. Many famous resorts, such as Val-Monte Shores, are nearby.” The postmark date on the back of this postcard is September 1958.

Singer and entertainer Nathaniel Adams (Nat King) Cole, known as the man with the velvet voice, was born in Montgomery in 1919 and died in 1965.

Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole

Alabama resident Sequoyah devised the phonetic, written alphabet of the Cherokee language.sequoyah

ALABAMA FOOTPRINTS: Settlement: Lost & Forgotten Stories is a collection of lost and forgotten stories of the first surveyors, traders, and early settlements of what would become the future state of Alabama.

Read about:

  • A Russian princess settling in early Alabama
  • How the early settlers traveled to Alabama and the risks they took
  • A ruse that saved immigrants lives while traveling through Native American Territory
  • Alliances formed with the Native Americans
  • How an independent republic, separate from the United States was almost formed in Alabama

ALABAMA FOOTPRINTS – Settlement:: Lost & Forgotten Stories (Volume 2)


By (author): Donna R Causey
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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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3 comments

  1. I was in 10th grade and living close by and i don’t remember this.

  2. Jayne Youngblood Oniffrey

    That is interesting, because on April 23, 2017 we had a 2.3 earthquake here in Lancaster County. I felt the tremor and heard the boom – not a rumble, but a boom. There wasn’t any damage.

  3. I am still trying to figure out the relation between the singer and the earthquake ! Please elaborate

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