Tag: 1930’s

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Cauthen House in Auburn – grandchildren found coins where 1st house burned

(Transcribed and unedited story from a WPA (Works Projects Administration THE CAUTHAN HOME Lee County, Alabama by WPA writer Preston Klein In the early…

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Shelby County once had the reputation as being the “moonshingest” county in the state of Alabama.

Interesting transcription of a story about Birmingham Moonshining From the Herald-Journal, Spartanburg, S.C.– April 9, 1935 by Robert H. Brown, Central Press Writer Birmingham,…

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1932 film of the Alabama aftermath of the massive tornado outbreak that killed possibly 300 people in Alabama on March 21, 1932

NOTE: The 1932 film includes a graphic scene of recovering a body so please do not view it if you are sensitive to such…

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TBT: News from November 17, 1931 reveals the difficulties Alabamians had during the Great Depression

TBT: News from the Times Daily, Florence, Alabama November 17, 1931 In the midst of the Great Depression, with unemployment everywhere, the hope of…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

The 1937 University of Alabama football team [see films] had some controversial calls according to this article

Controversial calls reveal difficulties before instant replay in football Transcribed from The Tuscaloosa News -November 16, 1937 We look upon the Crimson Tide with…

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Amazing prediction made in 1931 that a woman who would be elected to executive office would be from Arkansas – see news article.

While searching for something else, I frequently run across another interesting story. This is the case with this news abstract.  The initial sentence of…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Alabama was the 1st home to two programs that helped married men during the depression

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men from relief families…