Tag: 1880’s

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On Sept. 19, 1881 Birmingham citizens assembled to express their grief

President James Abram Garfield was assassinated on July 2, 1881. He lingered for eleven weeks and died on September 19, 1881 at Long Branch,…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

FiF – Fix-it Friday: Grandma’s cure for Aching Limbs – and more – health remedies for the 1880s

 Do you have trouble with Aching limbs? Here's Grandmother's cure from an 1880 book: CAMPHORATED OIL Best oil of Lucca, gum camphor. Pound some…

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Did you know that Bear Creek in Marion County, Alabama was once called Allen’s Factory – Here is why

Before 1861, Bear Creek in Marion County, Alabama was known as Allen's Factory. It was named for the first settlers of that name who built…

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TBT: In 1891, the State of Alabama took 1st place in a long held tradition held by Pennsylvania. Can you guess what it was?

Here is the story from the June 27, 1891 Times Daily newspaper in Florence, Alabama. STARTLING CHANGE Alabama Takes the First Place long held…

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TBT: Details of a shootout on 1st Avenue in Birmingham, Alabama on May 21 one hundred and thirty years ago

(Men sometimes settled their differences with guns in early Alabama as this story reveals) From The Weekly Iron Age, Birmingham, Alabama 5/21/1885 BY ONE BALL…

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Is the city of Birmingham, Alabama sitting above an underground river that connects with the Warrior River? There may be some truth to this story.

Over the years there has been considerable talk that Birmingham, Alabama sits over a large underground stream.  It is reported that early settlers of Birmingham…

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Village of Washington in 1886 – names of people – first county seat of Autauga County, Alabama

[Great descriptions of people and where they lived in early Autauga county, Alabama before 1886!] VILLAGE OF WASHINGTON, AUTAUGA COUNTY, ALABAMA (from history of…

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Knights of Pythias established in 1864 to promote friendship between north and south [old photographs]

The Order of Knights of Pythias aim was to heal the wounds between the North and South and promote friendship among men and relieve suffering.…