Tag: 1890’s

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August 4, 1894 – Personals from The Times Daily, Florence, Lauderdale county, Alabama – reveals many residents names

PERSONALS FROM THE TIMES DAILY August 4, 1894 Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama   PERSONALS Rev. W. S. Brown will preach at the Cloverdale tent…

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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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Dec. 15, 1894 Marriages and school students mentioned in Times Daily, Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama

NAMES FROM MARRIAGE LICENSES AND SOME NAMES OF SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM TIMES DAILY DEC. 15, 1894 FLORENCE, LAUDERDALE COUNTY, ALABAMA Matrimony The following marriage…

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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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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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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.…