Category: News – from the past & the present

News - from the past & the present

Do you know anyone who participated in this local movie in 1929?

[Birmingham, Alabama had a movie production company in 1928 and they made at least two films. This Birmingham News article from July 14, 1929,…

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Cullman County was created by the Legislature January 24, 1877

STORY UPDATED Cullman celebrates its German heritage each October with Cullman Oktoberfest. Cullman County was created by the Legislature January 24, 1877. It was…

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Elmore County, Alabama [film and photographs] was home to many Native American towns

Update: Next Fort Toulouse - Fort Jackson frontier days are on November 7, 2018 - Mark your calendar. Elmore County created 1866 Elmore County…

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Did you know The Great Gastby author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, served in WWI? He was in the 167th Infantry based at Camp Sheridan, Alabama

Camp Sheridan While based at Camp Sheridan in Montgomery, Alabama during World War I,  the famous author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, met and fell in…

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Is the city of Birmingham, Alabama sitting above an underground river that connects with the Warrior River? There may be some truth to this story.

Over the years there has been considerable talk that Birmingham, Alabama sits over a large underground stream.  It is reported that early settlers of Birmingham…

News - from the past & the present

A true ghost story from Marion Junction in Dallas County, Alabama that made it all the way to Philadelphia in 1892

Have you ever heard of the ghost who pulled his coffin in Marion Junction, Alabama? This story involved many respectable, local citizens of the…

News - from the past & the present

On October 27, 1913, the first newsreel film footage taken in the state of Alabama was possibly made

WE FOUND AN AMAZING NEWSREEL! Arguably,  we discovered the first newsreel of film footage taken in the state of Alabama. This long-lost, over 100-year-old,…