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Don’t miss out on the sale –Over half-price off this paperback!

Click here to see the paperback version of Alabama Footprints Confrontation is on sale for $5.49 (List price $12.97) just in time for Christmas…

News - from the past & the present

High explosives were once manufactured in many small towns in Alabama

During WWII, several Alabama small towns manufactured high explosives for the War. Here is a news article from June, 1941 that reveals where the…

News - from the past & the present

USA national debt – In 1894 speech Hon. Jos. Wheeler of Alabama cited statistics when and why it started

[Transcribed from the Baltimore Sun via the TIMES DAILY, Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama August 4, 1894] In a 1894 speech Hon. Jos. Wheeler of…

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Was your ancestor in Alabama on December 14, 1819? Add his name below and share

Alabama celebrates her 200th birthday, December 14th and 15th, 2019. Were your ancestors here on December 14, 1819, when Alabama became a state? Some…

News - from the past & the present

Francis Scott Key who wrote The Star Spangled Banner shared a close friendship with Alabama Governor Gayle’s wife and daughter

This story is an excerpt from Alabama Footprints Volume V - VIII The story below reveals the close friendship Francis Scott Key shared with Alabama…

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Many Alabama colonial ancestors embraced the Quaker faith and were persecuted for their beliefs

Faith and Courage: 2nd Edition -presents the religious persecution of Quakers in Pre-Revolutionary War days of America intertwined with a love story. The characters…

News - from the past & the present

UPDATED WITH PODCAST Newtown, Tuscaloosa, Alabama was nearly wiped off the map by a tornado in the early history

The Beginning of Tuscaloosa (Partial transcription of a history of Tuscaloosa written by an older resident, Ben A. Green, in 1931 who was the…

News - from the past & the present

UPDATED WITH PODCAST -Why hasn’t the State of Alabama recognized this wonderful lady for her major accomplishments?

I had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing an extraordinary lady who grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, attended Ramsey High School, and went on to…

News - from the past & the present

UPDATED WITH PODCAST – A lady from Birmingham became the First Lady of Costa Rica and is now living in Montgomery, Alabama

Not a Fairy Tale Does the title of this story sound like a fairy tale or too far-fetched to be true? It really happened in the…

News - from the past & the present

UPDATED WITH PODCAST – 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…