Tag: 1870’s

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Senator Morgan’s son was sued for breach of promise

July 16, 1879, From the Birmingham Iron Age Judge Milton J. Saffold, formerly of this State, died in San Francisco, Cal., on the 5th…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Birmingham, Alabama has a birthday on December 19th. Are you celebrating? [Historic film and photographs of old Birmingham]

[Did you know that the city of Birmingham, Alabama was almost named Muddtown?]  The "city" of Birmingham was incorporated by the legislature, December 19,…

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Happy Birthday to W. C. Handy November 16, 1873 – In 1916, Florence was preparing for a visit from a famous native son

William Christopher Handy was born November 16, 1873 in Florence, Alabama to parents Elizabeth Brewer and Charles Barnard Handy. His father was the pastor…