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Talladega’s Spring Street Recreational Center was once the home of the USO club

The Spring Street Recreational Center was a busy place during WWII. It was the home of the USO Club in Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama. Couple…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST Mysterious, haunted mansion [pics and films] in Tuscaloosa has many historical connections

The beautiful Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion in Tuscaloosa, Alabama is filled with mysteries such as a door that leads nowhere, deep underground tunnels, 2-foot…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Imagine sharing your telephone with eight families? That is how it used to be before when phones were first in homes

Eight Party Line Back Then When I was in high school we had one rotary black dial telephone that was an eight party line. …

News - from the past & the present

UPDATED WITH PODCAST -Why hasn’t the State of Alabama recognized this wonderful lady for her major accomplishments?

I had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing an extraordinary lady who grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, attended Ramsey High School, and went on to…

News - from the past & the present

UPDATED WITH PODCAST – A lady from Birmingham became the First Lady of Costa Rica and is now living in Montgomery, Alabama

Not a Fairy Tale Does the title of this story sound like a fairy tale or too far-fetched to be true? It really happened in the…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH PODCAST -Actress Lillian Russell discovered the anguish of chigger bites in Alabama – funny story

Jackson Hotel at Blount Springs ca. 1900  Blount Springs - summer resort in rural setting “Blount Springs's mineral springs and rural setting made it…

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PATRON – Alabama Governor’s daughter marries a Canadian, Candidates & other local Crenshaw County news in 1908

(Excerpt transcribed from Crenshaw County News, Luverne, Alabama January 16, 1908) ALABAMA CULLINGS Governor's Daughter Weds Miss Catherine Comer, daughter of Governor and Mrs.…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH PODCAST -An early resident (ca.1829) of Mooresville, Alabama reflects on the town, its citizens and surroundings

RECOLLECTIONS OF CAROLINE LEADINGHAM Transcribed from The Alabama Historical Quarterly, Vol. 18, No. 03, Fall Issue 1956 -- Continued below Our home and the…