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1817 letter predicted the present-day ghost town of Blakeley, Alabama would compete with Mobile

(From The Evening Post (New York, New York) August 21, 1817) Much valuable information to emigrants and others, is contained in the following letter…

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Did you know that Foley, Alabama has a secret tunnel under the city – watch the [video] and see why [old photographs]

(You may have traveled through the picturesque city of Foley many times on your way to a Gulf  Coast vacation. Did you know the…

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Baldwin County, Alabama celebrated 100 years – and opened the courthouse cornerstone – see what was in it.

Baldwin County celebrated 100 years with Masonic Cornerstone Reenactment in 2001 This is a great film of the tremendous crowd, parade, and events that…

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The early immigrants of Clarke, Washington and Baldwin counties in Alabama arrived as early as 1745 from SC and Georgia

Clarke, Washington and Baldwin immigrants came from South Carolina and Georgia “Meek says: “As early as the Revolution, large bodies of unfortunate adherents of the…

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Silverhill, Baldwin County, Alabama – immigrants from throughout the World settled in this small community

Around the turn of the century, immigrants from many regions of the United States and from other countries began populating Baldwin County: Italians settled…

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Yellow Fever killed many people in Alabama – here are the years & places of most severe epidemics

YELLOW FEVER (transcribed from:History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 2 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen)   Alabama was first…

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One man’s passion for a school, revealed in this personal account from 1919, changed hundred’s of lives if not thousands.

This minister's passion for a school changed many lives. The Story Of The Downing Industrial School by Reverend J.M. Shofner Brewton, Alabama 1919 While…

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[film – photos] Did you know that men from the city of Bay Minette, Alabama stole the courthouse records from Daphne, Alabama

The city of Bay Minette is in Baldwin County, Alabama and it is the County seat. Located in the central part of the county,…