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On Sept. 19, 1881 Birmingham citizens assembled to express their grief

President James Abram Garfield was assassinated on July 2, 1881. He lingered for eleven weeks and died on September 19, 1881 at Long Branch,…

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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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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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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…

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Perry County, Alabama Vol. II reveals intertwining relationships between the families

A Collection of PERRY COUNTY ALABAMA PIONEERS BIOGRAPHIES & GENEALOGIES VOLUME II  includes genealogical information from Brush Creek area of Perry County, Alabama. Books make great gifts! Marion, Perry…