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Some news around the State of Alabama on April 1, 1880

Some State of Alabama News in 1880

(Transcribed from The Bibb Blade (Six Mile, Alabama) April 1, 1880)


  • Florence is to be lit with lamps.
  • Shelby’s circuit court is in session.
  • Rev. M. T. Sumner leaves Marion for Athens.
  • Many complaints of wheat rust in the State.
  • Many improvements are being made at Calera.
  • Selma’s telephone exchange will soon be in order.
  • Monroe County is going to try to compromise its debt.

  • 600 mortgages have been filed for record in Macon County.
  • A well of petroleum has been discovered near Huntsville.
  • Marion young men are going to organize a shooting club.
  • The Marion Standard wants a bridge across the Cahaba.
  • The Tuskaloosa cotton mills use 85 bales of cotton per month.
  • Marion is much exercised over thoughtless outrages upon its cemetery
  • The Scottsboro Citizen (Jackson County) has forty-three candidate’s announcements.
  • A Jackson County man has invented an apparatus for attaching plows to wagon wheels.
  • A Boston firm will soon issue a book on Switzerland, by Miss Julia Tutwiler of Tuskaloosa.

Buildings along a wide dirt road in Fort Payne, Alabama ca. 1880-1889 by O. W. Chase (Alabama Department Archives & History)

  • In a recent storm near Greenville, a house was totally destroyed and 5 of its inmates seriously injured.
  • Several dead bodies, says the Marion Standard, were seen during the late flood floating down the Cahaba River.
  • Montgomery has been visited by the great Sanitary Engineer, Waring, and thinks of adopting a system of drainage proposed by him.
  • Eufaula has a cotton exchange, an advertising agency and an ice factory, all of which are new enterprises in the bluff city.

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