Tag: 1850’s

Days Gone By - stories from the past

May 23, 1973 – one of the oldest university buildings in Alabama was destroyed by a tornado

Old Southern University Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama Old Southern University was built in 1857 by Mullins and Hall of Selma, Alabama. It was owned…

News - from the past & the present

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,…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Did you know that Thanksgiving was a Yankee holiday and not celebrated in Alabama until 1858 – here is why [vintage pictures]

Yankee holiday Thanksgiving was not observed as a holiday in Alabama until 1858 when the governors of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and North and South…