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TBT: Alabama News in 1858 included a fire, two murders, a convention and an election

ALABAMA ITEMS (transcribed from Memphis Daily Appeal., August 08, 1858) The Postmaster-General has established Post Offices at the following places in Hillaber (Hillabee?), Talladega County,…

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A former slave from Birmingham Alabama became the first millionaire of color in Jefferson County, Alabama

Andrew Jackson Beard An Inventor (1849-1921) "Andrew Jackson Beard was born a slave on a plantation near Mt. Pinson in Jefferson County, Alabama about…

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The picturesque, historic town of Cullman, Alabama was hit by EF4 tornado in 2011, but did not let it break them [see photographs]

Cullman is the county seat of Cullman County, in the north-central part of the county, on Brindley Mountain, about 2 miles west of Little…

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General Woodward wrote this interesting letter on April 25th, 1858 to Historian, Albert Pickett in 1858 about the Native Americans

(This is a transcription of a letter written by 1858 about Alabama Indians by Gen. Woodward to historian Albert J. Pickett) Wheeling, Winn Parish,…