Tag: 1850’s

News - from the past & the present

Could this be the secret origin of the Alabama shad?

From Birmingham Iron Age, Birmingham, Alabama May 14, 1874 Duval and Roberts Editors WHY SHAD APPEARED IN ALABAMA RIVERS Mr. William Gesner, of Birmingham,…

News - from the past & the present

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…

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Three men from Alabama observed the weather in Greensboro for the Smithsonian from 1855 to 1888

According to the article below published in 1908, three men in Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama volunteered to be climate observers and weather recorders for…