Tag: 1950’s

Days Gone By - stories from the past

FUNNY FRIDAY: It is hard to demonstrate jumping rope in a pencil thin skirt and 2 inch heels

Do you remember these days? WHEN TEACHERS COULDN'T WEAR PANTS by Dorothy Graham Gast Two years after public school teachers in other schools were wearing…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Alabama was the first state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday [see parade pictures from the 1950s in Alabama]

Merry Christmas from Alabama Pioneers! Did you know that Alabama was the first state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday. The tradition began in…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

A simple missile stands on a corner in Huntsville, a symbol of the space race with Russia in October 1957 & January 1958

In October 1957, Sputnik was launched by the Russians, but the US scientist in the then small town of Huntsville, Alabama were not far…