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Patron – Oldest man in Lauderdale in the 1890s was born in 1788

Patron+ member story "OLD UNCLE DAVE" The Oldest Man in Lauderdale Dead (Transcribed from Times Daily July 18, 1890, Florence, Alabama) David Hutchings was…

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Is the city of Birmingham, Alabama sitting above an underground river that connects with the Warrior River? There may be some truth to this story.

Over the years there has been considerable talk that Birmingham, Alabama sits over a large underground stream.  It is reported that early settlers of Birmingham…

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A true ghost story from Marion Junction in Dallas County, Alabama that made it all the way to Philadelphia in 1892

Have you ever heard of the ghost who pulled his coffin in Marion Junction, Alabama? This story involved many respectable, local citizens of the…

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Patron+ Good Ole Days – Do you remember when the words, “Mad Dog” struck fear in your heart before we had the vaccine for dogs?

Patron+ Member story Mad Dogs (Transcribed from Times Daily August 8, 1890, Florence, Alabama Three dogs reported to be mad, (hydrophobia)  were killed in…

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Patron+ 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…

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In 1891, the State of Alabama took 1st place in a long held tradition held by Pennsylvania. Can you guess what it was?

Here is the story from the June 27, 1891 Times Daily newspaper in Florence, Alabama. STARTLING CHANGE Alabama Takes the First Place long held…

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Patron – Winston County, Alabama – Newspaper accounts from 1890 reveal much about politics in Alabama before & after the War Between the States

Patron Member Story Winston County, Alabama's opposition to the Confederacy is briefly mentioned in the novels To Kill a Mockingbird   and Paper Moon: A Novel (formerly…