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On Sept. 19, 1881 Birmingham citizens assembled to express their grief

President James Abram Garfield was assassinated on July 2, 1881. He lingered for eleven weeks and died on September 19, 1881 at Long Branch,…

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Did you know that in 1896 Alabama had three sets of Republican delegates to the National convention?

AN ALABAMA CONTEST The United States presidential election of 1896 was the 28th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 3, 1896. It was…

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Greensboro was first named the Russell Settlement, and then renamed Troy, Alabama

EARLY GREENSBORO, HALE COUNTY, ALABAMA Settled by the Russell family The locality of Greensboro was settled in 1816 by a large family connection named Russell,…

Days Gone By - stories from the pastGenealogy Information

On January 16, 1967, Lurleen Wallace was inaugurated as Alabama’s first female governor

Fifty years ago today, "Lurleen Wallace was inaugurated as Alabama's first female governor--and only the third nationwide--as an estimated 150,000 look on. Wallace succeeded her…