Days Gone By - stories from the past

Daphne State Normal College – [see film] was a college specifically for teachers

Daphne State Normal College ca. 1900 - main building  Normal School established to educate teachers Daphne State Normal School was a "Class B" Normal…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Alabama signed a tentative agreement to purchase West Florida for $1,000,000 – this is what happened next

Alabama tried to annex and purchase West Florida many times. Here is what happened when they tried. The land to West Florida, located under…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama, oldest college in Alabama and oldest Catholic College in Southeast [film & pics]

SPRING HILL COLLEGE Mobile, Alabama Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama is the oldest Catholic college in the Southeast is also the third oldest…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

East Lake Atheneum was girl’s school, an orphanage, Catholic offices & now a school again [old pics]

EAST LAKE ATHENEUM Private School for Young Ladies East Lake Atheneum in Birmingham, Alabama was a former private seminary of learning for young ladies. East…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

There is a connection with this old plantation mansion and Auburn University. [old photographs film]

The beautiful plantation mansions of Glennville, Alabama have a connection with Auburn University. The town of Glennville which was originally a part of Barbour…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Longest period of peace with Indians before 1812 occurred when a member of George Washington’s staff was Indian agent

[Col. Hawkins, a member of President George Washington's staff and aristocrat, held the longest period of peace with the Creek Indians prior to 1812.…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

[vintage pics] This Alabama county was established, abolished and went through three name transitions

This Alabama county, the home of a prominent Alabamian was established, abolished and went through three name transitions. First known as Jones County Known…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Did you know six years before the Wright Bros. famous flight a manned glider flew 15 feet over Mobile Bay beach in Alabama?

Glider flew in 1893 over Mobile Bay beach The land around Brookley field in Mobile, Alabama has played a part in United States aviation…