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Several religious denominations met in the same church in Limestone County, Alabama

"SCRAPS" RELATING TO THE EARLY HISTORY OF LIMESTONE COUNTY This excerpt has been transcribed from The Athens Post, April 18, 1867. Page 2, Column…

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Designer of the Alabama flag and the parents of a man in Montgomery went to Abraham Lincoln’s wedding

HISTORIC HOMES By AUGUSTA MARTIN BUTLER (Mrs. Eugene Butler written in 1930) (transcribed from The Alabama Historical Quarterly Volume 1, No. 2, Summer Issue…

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Native-Americans from Oklahoma visited Alabama on 1st Flag Day in World War Memorial Building

Completed in 1940 with Works ProgressAdministration Funds (WPA), Alabama's World War Memorial Building houses the Alabama Department of Archives and History today. The dedication…

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An early resident (ca.1829) of Mooresville, Alabama reflects on the town, its citizens and surroundings

RECOLLECTIONS OF CAROLINE LEADINGHAM Transcribed from The Alabama Historical Quarterly, Vol. 18, No. 03, Fall Issue 1956 Our home and the place of my…

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Did you know that in 1896 Alabama had three sets of Republican delegates to the National convention?

AN ALABAMA CONTEST The United States presidential election of 1896 was the 28th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 3, 1896. It was…

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Shelby County once had the reputation as being the “moonshingest” county in the state of Alabama.

Interesting transcription of a story about Birmingham Moonshining From the Herald-Journal, Spartanburg, S.C.– April 9, 1935 by Robert H. Brown, Central Press Writer Birmingham,…

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This 1942 video reveals how three cities worked to solve problems created by WWII includes the city of Mobile

December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was bombed by Japan and the United States was brought into WWII. Cities all over the country were turned…