Days Gone By - stories from the past

Old Leroy made his escape in Talladega, Alabama

Leroy the Rooster Made his escape in Talladega by Johnny Ponder Back in the late '50s we lived on South Street in Talladega. Momma…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Anne Newport Royall – She was alone in the wilderness with her seven children when she met Andrew Jackson in 1818 – guess what happened next

In 1818, before Alabama became a state, Anne Newport Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was a traveler in Alabama. After her husband…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

First highways in Alabama were only beaten trails and sometimes travelers were entangled in vegetation

First highways in Alabama were only beaten trails and sometimes travelers became entangled in vegetation as the two men did. Conecuh County was initially…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Forks of Cypress -1822 mansion in Florence, Alabama, had an air-conditioned basement [see pics & films]

(Updated with a new film) Five miles north of Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama was a wonderful example of a temple type mansion, popularized by…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Schools have changed in many ways since these days when life was so much simpler – Notice how the teachers are dressed [old photographs] Skyline Farms – Part 5

These photographs of students and teachers at Skyline Farms in the Resettlement Community at Jackson County, Alabama during the Great Depression, reveal how far we've…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Anne Newport Royall – Great descriptions from 1818 of some settlers of Huntsville & Madison County, Alabama

Anne Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was a traveler and writer and was one of the first newspaperwomen. Anne traveled Alabama…