Days Gone By - stories from the past

In 1902 the first open heart surgery was performed in Montgomery by Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill

Did you know....? In 1902, Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill performed the first open heart surgery in the Western Hemisphere by suturing a stab wound…

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Alabama sent many volunteer soldiers in search of Pancho Villa after he attacked a town in New Mexico in 1916 [photographs]

Patron $2+ member story [These remarkable vintage photographs show downtown Birmingham in the summer of 1916 when citizens came out to support their military…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Living conditions were difficult in early steel days – this film & vintage photographs tell the tale

[These photographs of Birmingham, Alabama were taken in 1936.] Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama. Most of the original settlers were of English…

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MONDAY MUSINGS: Don’t go alone when transcribing cemeteries!!! This is a reason why

MONDAY MUSINGS: Don't go alone when transcribing cemeteries!!! This is a reason why Be careful when you start looking for cemeteries in the deep…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

SUNDAY SOLILOQUY: My Grandparents life on Shades Mountain in 1940 was very different from today [vintage pictures]

Life on Shades Mountain in 1940 was very different from today. Shades Mountain is part of Hoover, Alabama.  My Grandparents on Shades Mountain by…