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Have you ever heard of the dumb supper? It use to be quite popular in Pike County, Alabama

THE DUMB SUPPER (Transcribed and unedited story from a WPA (Works Projects Administration author from Pike County, Alabama) Written by Lois Lynn 11/12/1936 The…

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Lawrence County, Alabama was named for the Captain who said, “Never give up the ship”

Early Lawrence County, Alabama Lawrence County, Alabama was established at a very early day in Alabama. Formed from territory acquired by the Cherokee and Chicasa…

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Have you ever heard of John’s Domain in Escambia County, Alabama?

(Transcribed and unedited (with misspelled, capitals and grammatical errors) excerpt from a story written by WPA (Works Projects Administration) writer Annie L. Bowman, Escambia…

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Ex-slave J. T. Brown – “Tom Brown” from Bullock County, Alabama was 102 in this photograph

(Transcribed and unedited story from a WPA (Works Projects Administration) writer FORMER SLAVE J. T. Brown 102 years old BULLOCK COUNTY, ALABAMA Interviewed by…

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First Monday’s in Scottsboro, Alabama – a tradition that was started by these three men

(Transcribed and unedited story from a WPA (Works Projects Administration) writer, William P. Burke.  "First Monday in Scottsboro, Alabama is held each month beginning…

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Three men from Alabama observed the weather in Greensboro for the Smithsonian from 1855 to 1888

According to the article below published in 1908, three men in Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama volunteered to be climate observers and weather recorders for…