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MONDAY MUSINGS: Humor was still around after the Civil War

Times were hard after the Civil War, but people still kept their sense of humor. Here are some humorous and ridiculous tips for life…

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Magnolia Grove, Greensboro, old home of Richard Pearson Hobson of “The Sinking of the Merrimac” fame

Today Magnolia Grove, located at 1002 Hobson Street in Greensboro, Alabama is a historic site and museum located in Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama that…

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No other place in the United States has street names like those in the city of Mobile, Alabama

MOBILE STREETS' NAMES DATE FROM IMPORTANT PAGES WORLD'S HISTORY By Benjamin D. Baker Federal Writers' Project Council Chamber, City Hall Mobile, Alabama November 20,…

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People in the news – transcribed from the March 4, 1875 Birmingham Iron Age newspaper

Transcribed news & personal information from the Birmingham Iron Age March 4, 1875 about Tuscaloosa and Marion, Alabama Mr. Bartlett of New Orleans, who…

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A Thanksgiving menu from 1931 took lots of work – what is different or easier today?

Thanksgiving Menu from November 25, 1931 (Transcribed from Times Daily, Florence, Alabama) Clear Tomato Soup Cheese Crackers Assorted Relishes Roast Turkey Bread Stuffing Cranberry…

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But wait – it’s not just any old doorknob! – This is a heartwarming story you’ll want to share

(Remembering Joyce Ray Wheeler who was a frequent contributor of wonderful stories to AP. I especially liked this heartwarming one. Joyce Ray Wheeler passed away November…

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Anne Newport Royall – reports in a letter from 1821 of snakes that fly apart and plants that close their leaves

In 1818, before Alabama became a state, Anne Newport Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was a traveler in Alabama. After her…

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Perhaps I was Granny’s favorite. I secretly thought so. – story of old times from Ralph, Alabama

GRANNY'S HOUSE See More Family Stories from  Dorothy Graham Gast My maternal grandparents were Mary Florence (Mamie) Cork and John Leland Barton, both born…

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Save money and hours of research on descendants of the TERRY FAMILY surname in Alabama!

SOME TERRY FAMILIES OF ALABAMA is a  378 page e-book that includes a compilation of documented genealogy records, notes and brief biographies of JAMES TERRY (1727-…

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Revolutionary War Soldier Samuel Lowery had many descendants in Alabama!

Discover Samuel Lowery's descendants in Some Alabama Descendants of SAMUEL LOWERY Revolutionary War Soldier Revolutionary War( usembassy.gov) Revolutionary War Soldier Samuel Lowery was believed to…