Tag: Early Alabama

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I can’t believe Sophia McGillivray delivered twins two weeks later. This woman was amazing

I can't believe Sophia McGillivray delivered twins two weeks later. This woman was amazing! $2+ Patron member story -This story is an excerpt from…

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Did you know that in 1932 the Birmingham Municipal Airport was the only airport in the South that received an A-T-A rating [vintage photographs]

$2+ Patron member story  - Click …/ to see how to Become a Patron and unlock this story now. The Birmingham Airport opened in 1931. At the…

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Spanish, French and English immigrants move to Alabama – natives threatened [pictures & film]

IMMIGRANTS ARRIVE IN ALABAMA SLOWLY (The following was transcribed as written from: Alabama, Her History, Resources, War Record, and Public Men: From 1540 to…

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[film] Did you know the first Alabama radio broadcast made to Thomas Edison from Auburn University?

First Radio in Alabama The state of Alabama did not have a licensed radio station until 1922. The first Alabama's radio broadcast was made to Thomas…

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Did you know about these Alabama firsts? [see pics]- Skeleton of pre-historic man found in cave, 1st trolley & 1st human rocket

Did you know......? "The world's first Electric Trolley System was introduced in Montgomery in 1886." Below: A busy street in Montgomery in the mid-1880s.…

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Beautiful Alabama State Capitol burned shortly after it was built [see photographs]

Design of Alabama State Capitol building When Alabama's Capital was moved to Montgomery. the building was designed by Architect Stephen Decatur Button of Philadelphia. The…

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Stafford Hotel in Tuscaloosa sits on land of female college dating back to 1830 [old pics]

Stafford Plaza in 2009 stands on old site of first Alabama Female Academy in Tuscaloosa, Alabama ALABAMA FEMALE INSTITUTE (First called  Alabama Female Academy…

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This was what you had to worry about when you traveled on a steamboat in Alabama in the 1840s

(News story from January 29, 1847 reveals William Tannehill's death.) DEATH ON A RIVERBOAT Mobile to Tuscaloosa, Alabama On January 29th, 1847 William Tannehill…