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PATRON + SATURDAY SECRETS – Remove dents in a wooden bowl or breadboard by . . .

Our ancestors learned many household tips over the years. Here are a few that may help today. To remove dents in a wooden bowl or…

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PATRON + Gen. LaFayette Letters – On March 22nd, 1825 Thos. Farrar wrote a letter about Gen. LaFayette’s arrival

Governor Israel Pickens appointed General Thomas Farrar to accompany General LaFayette on his visit to Alabama in 1825. General Farrar wrote interesting letters about…

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PATRON – Grider, Caldwell, Dryer, Mayfield, and others are in entertainment news in 1923 Jefferson County, Alabama

(Transcribed from December 27, 1923, The Birmingham News, Birmingham, Alabama) MRS. GRIDER AND SISTERS ENTERTAIN AT JANUARY TEA Mrs. Frank Grider and her sisters,…

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Anne Newport Royall – the tornado of 1822, cure snake bite, politics & the day all the citizens of Huntsville fled town

Anne Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was by some accounts the first professional woman journalist in the United States. When her…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Vintage 1939 photographs of the progress in education and schools at Gee’s Bend, Wilcox County, Alabama

During 1937, the  Federal Resettlement agency (a part of Roosevelt's New Deal program) purchased the old Pettway plantation and two adjacent farms in the…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST – Did you know that a woman from Birmingham, Alabama patented the first workable windshield wiper?

Mary Anderson was born in Greene County, Alabama in 1866. She moved with her widowed mother and sister to the booming town of Birmingham, Alabama…

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PATRON + Gen. LaFayette Letters – On March, 20th, 1825, Gen. Thomas Farrar wrote this letter about General LaFayette’s visit to Alabama

Governor Israel Pickens appointed General Thomas Farrar to accompany General LaFayette on his visit to Alabama in 1825. General Farrar wrote interesting letters about…

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PATRON – Frozen mink captured, 61 applied for Teacher’s exam and visitors in Guntersville local news 1903

(Transcribed from THE GUNTERSVILLE DEMOCRAT, January 15, 1903, Guntersville, Alabama) LOCAL AND PERSONAL W. A. Mitchell is quite ill at his homeDavid Jordan is…

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Anne Newport Royall – relates how Huntsville celebrated President Washington’s birthday in 1821

[Anne Newport Royall was alive to witness the Revolutionary War and recorded her sentiments about the experience in this letter written on President Washington's…