Category: News – from the past & the present

News - from the past & the present

Reflections about the city of Birmingham in 1874

In 1874, Birmingham, Alabama was a new city, only three years old. and when Thanksgiving drew near, the Birmingham Iron Age, published an article…

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,…

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Vinegar of the Four Thieves – Recipes & curious tips from the past is now in paperback

Our ancestors had to be resilient when they faced obstacles in daily life, from dealing with pests, medical emergencies, caring for clothing and cleaning…

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Elections for early representatives of Bibb County, Alabama were often heated

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Elections for early representatives of Bibb County, Alabama were often heated Antiquities of Bibb (Transcribed from The Centreville Press, Centreville, Alabama January…

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In 1891, the State of Alabama took 1st place in a long held tradition held by Pennsylvania. Can you guess what it was?

Here is the story from the June 27, 1891 Times Daily newspaper in Florence, Alabama. STARTLING CHANGE Alabama Takes the First Place long held…

News - from the past & the present

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Winston County, Alabama – Newspaper accounts from 1890 reveal much about politics in Alabama before & after the War Between the States

Winston County, Alabama's opposition to the Confederacy is briefly mentioned in the novels To Kill a Mockingbird   and Paper Moon: A Novel (formerly Addie Pray) Tap…