Category: News – from the past & the present

News - from the past & the present

This is how some brave Americans spent July 1st so we could enjoy our lives

As we plan our July 4th festivities, we should never forget how some brave Americans spent July 1, 1943. This story appeared in The…

News - from the past & the present

Actual newspaper account of a sad tragedy in Selma between two well-known families published on July 4, 1877

(This is the actual 1877 newspaper account of a murder that took place between two respected families in Selma, Alabama. What a tragedy over…

News - from the past & the present

This man from Springville, Alabama became head of one of the largest programs in the United States and most people don’t know his name.

Did you or your parents participate in this program? Share your experiences in the comments below. June 26, 1935 was an important day for…

News - from the past & the present

Details of a shootout on 1st Avenue in Birmingham, Alabama on May 21 one hundred and thirty years ago

(Men sometimes settled their differences with guns in early Alabama as this story reveals) From The Weekly Iron Age, Birmingham, Alabama 5/21/1885 BY ONE BALL…

News - from the past & the present

THROWBACK THURSDAY: April 26, 1872 – the Confederate Monument was dedicated in Greensboro for soldiers lost in Civil War

The History of the Confederate Monuments in Greensboro1 (Published in 1908) After several years of agitation and earnest work, the citizens of Greensboro raised…

News - from the past & the present

Alabama Pioneers Patrons – Honor your ancestor as an Alabama Notable Pioneer with his/her personal biography for the bicentennial!

The State of Alabama will have her two-hundredth birthday on December 14, 2019.  Honor your ancestor on Alabama Pioneers for the bicentennial! (Story continued…

News - from the past & the present

There were many changes in banking in Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama after the Civil War

Banks in Early Greensboro, Alabama1 (Published 1908) In February 1854, the Planters' Insurance Company was incorporated in Greensboro. (Hale County, Alabama). Books for subscription…