Tag: 1850’s

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…

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,…