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

On September 30, 1945: Aliceville Camp, a prisoner-of-war camp in Pickens County for members of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel’s Africa Korps, was deactivated.[pics & film]

In 1940, Aliceville in Pickens County, Alabama was an isolated, rural small town with a population of around 2,000 located in West Central Alabama.…

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…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

This 1942 video reveals how three cities worked to solve problems created by WWII includes the city of Mobile

December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was bombed by Japan and the United States was brought into WWII. Cities all over the country were turned…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

See original Feb. 1940 and 1942 [film, photographs & speech] of the USS Alabama being launched

Today, January 9, "the battleship USS Alabama was dedicated in Mobile as a World War II memorial. Commissioned in August 1942, the Alabama served primarily in…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

To Grandmother’s house we go – this story will take you back in time to visits with Grandparents!

To Grandmother's house we go by Ben White Many fall weekends, our family, Dad, Mother and three children, would catch the Trailways bus and…

News - from the past & the present

Is there anything more southern than a butterbean festival? This town in Jefferson County has an annual one.

Update: The Butterbean Festival is scheduled for September 30 - October 1, 2016 in Pinson, Alabama - Make your plans to attend.  "In the…

Genealogy InformationNews - from the past & the present

TBT: Throwback Thursday – July 7, 1943 – rationing newspapers – was there a conspiracy?

TBT: Throwback Thursday July 7, 1943– What do you think? Was their censorship or simply shortages which caused rationing of newsprint in WWII? Share…

News - from the past & the present

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…