Category: News – from the past & the present

News - from the past & the present

UPDATED WITH PODCAST – The oldest Alabamian can be found in Colbert County

“Somewhere beneath the dust may be the first skeleton of a Paleo Indian to be found in the Western Hemisphere.” Confirmation established by discoveries…

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 – Celebrate Hank Williams birthday by visiting his hometown in Georgiana & a birthday bash in Montgomery

This is a great day to celebrate Hank Williams, Sr.'s birthday. Start with a visit to the museum of his boyhood home in Georgiana, then…

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…

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

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