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

University of Alabama was burned a week before the end of the 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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Anne Newport Royall – A letter written in 1817 describes the frivolity of Huntsville, Alabama & meeting with Major Rose

Anne Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) traveler and author, was one of the first newspaperwomen in America. When her husband died…

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List of all the Free & Accepted Masons of Alabama in 1921 – Lodges were started before Alabama was a state

FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF ALABAMA Transcribed from:History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 2 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen…

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Walker County, [historic pictures] the home of C. J. Harris, a finalist in American Idol 2014 & the Music Park

Old York USA Heritage & Music Park  C. J. Harris, one of three finalists from Alabama on American Idol, in 2014, brought considerable attention…

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FEATURED BOOK: a delightful journey back to the Alabama days of the 1940s – 60s with a person who lived them

(FEATURED BOOK is the place we share books with Alabama connections on www.alabamapioneers.com  Email AP at [email protected]  for more information on how your book can…

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Extreme Kayakers test their fate & the reason for the Masonic Monument at Noccalula Falls is unveiled

Some extreme kayakers tested their fate in the video below in 2011 when they went over the 90-foot waterfall in their kayaks. I wonder if they saw…

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Camp Ground Bethlehem Church, Graham, Alabama dates back to 1852 – with link to cemetery survey

History of Camp Ground Bethlehem Church, Graham Alabama by Mrs. W. M. Caskey Mississippi  of Calif.  in 1979 The Old Brockville Camp Ground Bethlehem…

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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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Interesting description of a group of people called Cajans around Mobile Alabama written before 1940 –

THE CAJANS OF SOUTH ALABAMA Occupying the pine and oak woods of Mobile County in southern Alabama are a group of people of mixed…