Tag: 1890’s

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RECIPE WEDNESDAY: Boiled and German Custard recipes from the 1890s

BOILED CUSTARD Beat seven eggs very light, omitting the whites of two, mix them gradually with a quart of milk and half a cupful…

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FiF: Fix it Friday – Have you ever tried to remove wall-paper from an old house? This is the paste that may have been used

Wall paper was the rage in the 1890s and this is the way our ancestors made the paste to hang the wallpaper from wheat…

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Pizitz Department Stores – started by a man who arrived in America without a dollar in his pocket

Do you remember Pizitz Department Stores in Alabama? The Pizitz chain was founded as a family business of its flagship building in downtown Birmingham.…

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On December 15, 1894, Back from Texas, Moonshiners, Debate and J. L. Allen left his bride behind

Stories Transcribed from the Times Daily December 15, 1894 BACK FROM TEXAS About a year ago about thirty Lauderdale people – men, women and…

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A true ghost story from Marion Junction in Dallas County, Alabama that made it all the way to Philadelphia in 1892

Have you ever heard of the ghost who pulled his coffin in Marion Junction, Alabama? This story involved many respectable, local citizens of the…

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The south is known for front porches, but Brantley, Alabama has been dubbed “the front porch capital of the south”

Brantley was established on 40 acres of property purchased from Thomas H. Wyatt by the Brantley Land Company. It was first called Sasserville, then…

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August 4, 1894 – Newspaper Personals and Stories from Hope and Rhodesville, Lauderdale County, Alabama

PERSONALS FROM HOPE AND RHODESVILLE, LAUDERDALE COUNTY, ALABAMA THE TIMES DAILY, August 4, 1894, Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama.   Hope Happenings Hope, Alabama, July…

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Did you know Birmingham once had two flourishing horse racetracks in the 1890s? – [old pictures and map]

Two horse racetracks flourished around the turn of the century in Birmingham, Alabama. Trotwood Park was located at 75th Street and 9th Avenue North.…

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The University of Alabama football team was represented by the Alabama cadets in 1892 [vintage pictures]

The 1892 Alabama Cadets football team represented the University of Alabama in the 1892 college football season. The team was led by head coach…

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Do you know anyone in these unidentified pictures from around the 1890s in Montevallo, Shelby County, Alabama?

Do you have information about these image? Click here to email Alabama Department of Archives and History: mailto:[email protected] and please include file name (located below image)…