Tag: 1940’s

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Do you remember picking out Christmas wishes from the Sears Roebuck Catalogue?

My Childhood Christmas Memories by Jean Butterworth It is almost Christmas time and memories come flooding back remembering the simple Christmas celebrations my family…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

The Last Confederate Reunion in Alabama was held in September 1944 – all the men were in their 90s [see story & photographs]

(This has been exactly transcribed as written in 1944  in The Alabama Historical Quarterly) LAST CONFEDERATE REUNION What will probably prove to be the last…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Do you remember these places from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s in Birmingham, Alabama?

BIRMINGHAM MEMORIES 40's, 50's, and 60's by Milo J. "Jerry" Heis I REMEMBER: East Lake Park when there were still remnants of the Fair…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

MONDAY MUSINGS: Do you remember trying to diaper a squirming baby using diaper pins? – these vintage pictures from Auburn Univ. reveal the past

I discovered these old photographs from Auburn University while doing some research.  If you have more information about them, click on the link at…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

SUNDAY SOLILOQUY: Romulus School – Only the oldest residents remember the old wooden school by the apple orchard

SUNDAY SOLILOQUY: Romulus School - Only the oldest residents remember the old wooden school by the apple orchard ROMULUS SCHOOL by Dorothy Graham Gast…

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This man from Springville, Alabama became head of one of the largest programs in the United States and most people don’t know his name.

Did you or your parents participate in this program? Share your experiences in the comments below. June 26, 1935 was an important day for…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Native-Americans from Oklahoma visited Alabama on 1st Flag Day in World War Memorial Building

Completed in 1940 with Works ProgressAdministration Funds (WPA), Alabama's World War Memorial Building houses the Alabama Department of Archives and History today. The dedication…