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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