Author: Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey
Days Gone By - stories from the past

The Old Tavern in Tuscaloosa, Alabama was saved! [pictures and film]

The information and illustrations below are excerpts from a book written in 1887 as a prospectus for future investors in Tuscaloosa. Tuskaloosa (Tuscaloosa) is…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST – Francis Scott Key who wrote America’s national anthem was sent as a peacemaker between settlers and Indians in Alabama [photographs]

Francis Scott key arrived in Alabama in the role as peacemaker as can be seen below. (CONTINUED from Part II) (This was transcribed by…

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Did you know that Skyline Farms actually started before the Federal Government assisted?

(Transcribed and unedited story from a WPA (Works Projects Administration) writer, William P. Burke Desperate farmers actually started Skyline Farms written by William P.…

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First Monday’s in Scottsboro, Alabama – a tradition that was started by these three men

(Transcribed and unedited story from a WPA (Works Projects Administration) writer, William P. Burke.  "First Monday in Scottsboro, Alabama is held each month beginning…

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Three men from Alabama observed the weather in Greensboro for the Smithsonian from 1855 to 1888

According to the article below published in 1908, three men in Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama volunteered to be climate observers and weather recorders for…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST – General Wilson destroyed the first iron-making industry in Shelby County, Alabama

Charcoal Iron was made in Shelby County since around 1848. A furnace was built by Horace Ware, who afterwards added a foundry and bar…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST – University of Alabama was burned a week before the end of the War Between the States – [see story and pics]

Southern Cadets in Action (This letter has been transcribed from The Century 1890 – Volume 39 – Harvard College Magazine Monthly) In his sketch…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST – Bennett purchased a large part of Tuscumbia, Alabama from profits by betting on a game of thimbles

Bennett, the Magician (Lawrence County, Alabama) by Col. Edmond Saunders written ca. 1890s There was, however, in early times, a man called Dr. Bennett,…

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Many Alabama Representatives stayed home in 1837 rather than risk voting on controversial legislation

LEGISLATIVE LABORS in 1837 written by William Garrett1 In those days, afternoon sessions were generally resorted to the second week, and business proceeded with…