Tag: JEFFERSON COUNTY

Alabama Pioneers HonoredBiographiesGenealogy Information

BIOGRAPHY: Truman Heminway Aldrich born October 17, 1848 – photograph

Happy Birthday! TRUMAN HEMINWAY ALDRICH BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1848-1932) SHELBY, JEFFERSON, DALLAS COUNTY   Truman Heminway Aldrich was a mining engineer in Alabama. He…

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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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SUNDAY SOLILOQUY: My Grandparents life on Shades Mountain in 1940 was very different from today [vintage pictures]

Life on Shades Mountain in 1940 was very different from today. Shades Mountain is part of Hoover, Alabama.  My Grandparents on Shades Mountain by…

Alabama Pioneers HonoredBiographiesGenealogy Information

BIOGRAPHY: William Henry Graves – a gentleman scholar born September 7, 1833

Click …/to see how to honor your ancestor as a Notable Alabama Pioneer Happy Birthday! WILLIAM HENRY GRAVES: GENTLEMAN SCHOLAR BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1833-1931) By…

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Arlington – the only antebellum house left in Birmingham has ties to the city’s founders. [photographs & film]

Arlington in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama is a wonderful example of Greek Revival architecture which dates back to the 1840s. It is located on…

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On Aug 6, 1879 – 30,000 people from Memphis fled from epidemic – some were put off in the woods rather than allow entrance into Alabama

On Aug 6, 1879 - 30,000 people from Memphis fled from epidemic - some were put off in the woods rather than allow entrance…