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News - from the past & the present

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,…

News - from the past & the present

News from August 27, 1911 – University of Alabama enrolls 400, Alabama fair, Y. M. C. A. and party in Pensacola

New from Tuscaloosa News August 27, 1911 ENROLLMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY WILL SHOW INCREASE J. C. Persons, bursar-registrar of the University of Alabama returned…

News - from the past & the present

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

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

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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…

News - from the past & the present

TBT: There was a big celebration when the Bibb County, Alabama iron bridge was opened in 1885 [see pics & story]

COMPLETION AND RECEPTION OF THE IRON BRIDGE ACROSS THE CAHABA RIVER IN BIBB COUNTY    (News article transcribed from the Bibb Blade, 15, October 1885-…

News - from the past & the present

TBT: Do you remember when the words, “Mad Dog” struck fear in your heart before we had the vaccine for dogs?

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