Category: News – from the past & the present

News - from the past & the present

Info. on Gamble, Hanby, Posey, De Bardeleben and Colonel Sloss

Excerpt from The story of coal and iron in Alabama by Ethel Armes, Pub. under auspices of the Chamber of Commerce, 1910 John R.…

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…

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…

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…