Tag: 1800’s

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Queensdale was a large antebellum plantation in Lowndes County, Alabama

The John McQueen House was the center of a large antebellum plantation located in northeast Lowndes County. The McQueen family originally settled the site…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

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,…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

[film & old pictures] Can you believe the Masonic building where the Marquis de Lafayette was hosted in 1825 is still standing?

Below is the monument about Lafayette's visit at Claiborne, Alabama in 1825 (Carol Highsmith 2010 Library of Congress) Words on the monument state: Piache, an Indian…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

There were 14 Indian government trading houses established in 1796 – here is where they were

(Indian trading houses were established by the American government shortly after the Revolutionary War to create a more satisfied and friendly feeling among the Indians…