Tag: 1870’s

Days Gone By - stories from the past

A goat flew above the telegraph line and an unusual wedding on a train

Continued stories from Rev. R. W. Brooks of Escambia, County, Alabama written in 1939 – The goat continued eating “It was while I lived…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Designer of the Alabama flag and the parents of a man in Montgomery went to Abraham Lincoln’s wedding

HISTORIC HOMES By AUGUSTA MARTIN BUTLER (Mrs. Eugene Butler written in 1930) (transcribed from The Alabama Historical Quarterly Volume 1, No. 2, Summer Issue…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

The picturesque, historic town of Cullman, Alabama was hit by EF4 tornado in 2011, but did not let it break them [see photographs]

Cullman is the county seat of Cullman County, in the north-central part of the county, on Brindley Mountain, about 2 miles west of Little…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Remarkable 1876 letter from Texas to Alabama mentions how former resident Walker K. Baylor died in Texas in 1845

Letter from Tyler, Texas March 2, 1876 printed in the Birmingham Iron Age March 23, 1876 -from Thomas Smith to Frank Grace. This is…

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A 2nd letter written in 1874 from Professor Connerly, the Principal of Birmingham’s first FREE School

This letter from Professor Connerly to the editors of the Birmingham Iron Age newspaper has been transcribed from the Birmingham Iron Age April 23,…

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Ellis Gore born Oct 3, 1800 tells what his life was like as a farmer in Pickens County, Alabama

Transcribed story from the Birmingham Iron Age which was published on March 19, 1874 reveals what a typical farmers' life was like in Pickens…