Tag: 1880’s

News - from the past & the present

MONDAY MUSINGS: I wonder how this man would react if he was suddenly thrust into today’s world?

A funny story—I bet he would be shocked at the world today. Do you know what the name of the store could have been on…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

RECIPE WEDNESDAY: Unusual Weights and Measures from 1880s and today’s equivalents & other tips

RECIPE WEDNESDAY: Unusual Weights and Measures from 1880s and today's equivalents & other tips Household hints from the past: "A delicious whipped cream substitute…

News - from the past & the present

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…

News - from the past & the present

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…

Genealogy InformationNews - from the past & the present

Newspaper abstracts from Bibb Blade Jan 14,1885 – Destructive storm – Immense loss of property

(From the Bibb Blade, Bibb County, Alabama Jan 14, 1885 -transcribed in the Cahaba Journal Vol I) THE STORM SUNDAY NIGHT Immense Loss of…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

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…