Tag: American History

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RECIPE WEDNESDAY: Fermented Cider – recipes for keeping it sweet from the 1890s

Cider was a popular alcoholic beverage made from the fermented juice of apples before the 20th century. The juice of any variety of apple…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

FUNNY FRIDAY: How times have changed! Here is what you had to do when you worked in an office in 1872

Office  Rules and Regulations By Geiger, 1872 Office employees will daily sweep the floors, dust the furniture, shelves, and showcases. Each day fill lamps,…

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So this is why Santa’s reindeer have good directions & manage to find all the houses on Christmas Eve! [photographs]

THE TRUTH ABOUT SANTA'S REINDEER IS REVEALED According to the Alaskan Department of Fish and game, Both male and female reindeer grow antlers…

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On November 7, 1839 General George Culvert, the head Chief of the Choctaw Nation, died

Note from Donna Causey: Everything written below is an exact transcription (with possible misspellings) from the From Cahawba Democrat (Cahaba, Alabama) February 1, 1840, so it was…

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SATURDAY SECRET: Have you ever tried to remove wall-paper from an old house? This is the paste that may have been used

Wall paper was the rage in the 1890s and this is the way our ancestors made the paste to hang the wallpaper from wheat…

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Many Alabama colonial ancestors embraced the Quaker faith and were persecuted for their beliefs

Faith and Courage: 2nd Edition -presents the religious persecution of Quakers in Pre-Revolutionary War days of America intertwined with a love story. The characters…

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MONDAY MUSINGS: What did you accomplish in your 20s and 30s? Can you top these men?

The following is an abridged excerpt from an article that was originally published in a New York newspaper and republished in the Jacksonville Republican…

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See original Feb. 16, 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…