Author: Shannon Hollon

Shannon Hollon lives in McCalla Alabama graduated from McAdory High School and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Served 9 years in the US Navy Seabees with one tour in Afghanistan.Currently employed with US Steel and serving on the board of directors for the West Jefferson County Historical Society. http://wjchs.com/
Days Gone By - stories from the past

They could watch the chickens under the house

I have heard my grandfather(Big Daddy) Sidney Bearden b.1918 say they were so poor growing up" that they had cracks in the floors and…

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Biography: Jasper Newton Campbell born in 1836 – Rather do this job than be president of the United States

Jasper Newton Campbell loved his job by Shannon Hollon My GGGgrandfather was Jasper Newton Campbell (1836-1911).  He was born in Dekalb County. In 1859…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

SUNDAY SOLILOQUY: It starts in Newfoundland but ends up in McCalla, Alabama – but few people know about it

The Mountain Stops Here by Shannon Hollon Many folks in the hamlet of McCalla Alabama don't know that the Appalachian mountains ends in their…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

MONDAY MUSINGS: Do you remember when doctors made house calls like this even for serious emergencies?

He should have stayed home by Shannon Hollon My maternal GGGrandfather was Charles Monroe Campbell MD (1867-1939) he graduated from the Tennessee Medical College(…