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/
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From Jamestown to Birmingham – The Hollon’s Journey in the American South

From Jamestown to Birmingham The Hollon's journey in the American South The Hollon's/Holland's have thrived and survived for 394 years here in North America,…

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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

In this corner…Jiujitsu Joey from Gatlinburg Tennessee – Watch out for Kangaroo’s at the zoo!

In this corner...Jiujitsu Joey from Gatlinburg Tennessee by Shannon Hollon A few years ago we traveled to Gatlinburg Tennessee for a little family getaway…