Days Gone By - stories from the past

Two of the oldest & best preserved examples of Greek Revival architecture in Alabama can be found in Russell County

A Tale of Two Churches By Amanda Gallatin On a rural stretch of Russell County Highway 22, one can find two of the oldest…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Did you know about these Alabama firsts? [see pics]- Skeleton of pre-historic man found in cave, 1st trolley & 1st human rocket

Did you know......? "The world's first Electric Trolley System was introduced in Montgomery in 1886." Below: A busy street in Montgomery in the mid-1880s.…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Anne Newport Royall – in 1818 she was one of America’s 1st newspaperwomen & relied on Masonic connections to fund her travels

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

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Story of an Alabama Christian songwriter who wrote one of the top gospel songs in America – Do you know his name?

This Alabama songwriter has not been recognized by the Alabama Music Hall of Fame! You can help with by signing a petition online. Scroll…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Gunpowder explodes in warehouse at Mobile and destroys half the town. [pictures & list of wounded soldiers]

On April 12, 1865 the Civil War ended when Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his command to U.S. General Ulysses S. Grant at…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Imagine sharing your telephone with eight families? That is how it used to be before when phones were first in homes

Eight Party Line Back Then When I was in high school we had one rotary black dial telephone that was an eight party line. …

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Francis Scott Key who wrote America’s national anthem was sent as a peacemaker between settlers and Indians in Alabama [photographs]

Francis Scott key arrived in Alabama in the role as peacemaker as can be seen below. (CONTINUED from Part II) (This was transcribed by…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

University of Alabama was burned a week before the end of the the War Between the States – [see story and pics]

Southern Cadets in Action (This letter has been transcribed from The Century 1890 – Volume 39 – Harvard College Magazine Monthly) In his sketch…

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Alabama immigrants from Maryland’s Eastern Shore probably fought with ancestor of President Washington

Inspired by true events, Col. John Washington (ancestor of President George Washington), Randall Revell, Tom Cottingham, and Edmund Beauchamp ward off Indian attacks and…