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Two Samuels – they both felt the call to duty

The Tale of Two Samuels by Shannon Hollon Samuel McGaughey was born July 15,1763 in York County Pennsylvania to Scots-Irish immigrant parents William and…

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One man’s passion for a school, revealed in this personal account from 1919, changed hundred’s of lives if not thousands.

This minister's passion for a school changed many lives. The Story Of The Downing Industrial School by Reverend J.M. Shofner Brewton, Alabama 1919 While…

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Rutland Cemetery, with a link to names of people buried there – Colbert County, Alabama

The Rutland Cemetery Colbert County, Alabama by Carolyn Weaver This paper on The Rutland Cemetery Is submitted by Carolyn Weaver, In partial fulfillment of…

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An ancient lost Native American town Abihka [see pics & films] in Alabama has close ties to Henryetta, Oklahoma

Abihka was one of the four mother towns of the Muscogee Creek confederacy. The Abihka were the remnants of the 16th century "Chiefdom of…

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Scottsboro – Robert Thomas Scott the founder convinced a railroad to run the rail line through his property

Scottsboro is a city in Jackson County, Alabama, uniquely situated about 30 miles from both the state Tennessee and Georgia and 45 miles from…

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Village of Washington in 1886 – names of people – first county seat of Autauga County, Alabama

[Great descriptions of people and where they lived in early Autauga county, Alabama before 1886!] VILLAGE OF WASHINGTON, AUTAUGA COUNTY, ALABAMA (from history of…

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Two hundred years ago Conecuh County pioneers consumed moldy cornmeal [vintage pics]

CONECUH COUNTY, ALABAMA EARLY DIFFICULTIES By Benjamin Franklin Riley (transcribed from History of Conecuh County, Alabama: Embracing a detailed record of events...pub. 1881) "The…

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Clayton claims to have sent forth 1st soldiers to enlist for duration of Civil War [vintage pics]

OLD CLAYTON, BARBOUR COUNTY, ALABAMA (Transcribed From Smartt, Eugenia Persons..History of Eufaula, Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.: Roberts & Son, printers, 1930, c1933.) The town of…

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Early pictures from Bibb County, Alabama includes photograph of courthouse before it was razed in 1890 to build current one

Do you know anything about these photographs?   Brown Bros. Saw Mill No 2 near Randolph Ala ca. 1900 Collection of Duke and Weeks…

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Auburn football was started by Dr. George Petrie [see his bicycle built for two in this vintage film]

Auburn officially began competing in intercollegiate football in 1892. The first Iron Bowl Game between the University of Alabama and Auburn took place at…

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Four portraits of Captains who served in the Confederacy during the Civil War with links to source

Below are four captains who served in the Civil War for the Confederacy. We are publishing photographs of interest to researchers on Alabama Pioneers. To…

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Amazing pictures of the early Presbyterian schools, churches and missions in Alabama

Continued - The following has been transcribed from Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society: New series Volume 4 By Alabama Historical Society 1904 THE…