Tag: 1920’s

Genealogy InformationNews - from the past & the present

Do you know how Maxwell Air Force base in Montgomery got it’s name?

On November 8, 1922, the United States War Department redesignated their aviation repair depot in Montgomery, Alabama in honor of Atmore, Alabama native, Second…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

The first speech given in the South by a sitting president which called for racial equality was given in Birmingham, Alabama in 1921. [vintage photographs]

Founded in 1871, Birmingham was a model city at this time – railroads, blast furnaces and steel mills marked its landscape.  It was a…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

[1926 film and vintage pics] Many people say this California/ University of Alabama football game changed the south forever

The game that inspired the University of Alabama fight song, "Yea Alabama," was also Alabama's first national championship. The 1926 Rose Bowl Game held on…