Category: News – from the past & the present

News - from the past & the present

Was this tragedy in Bibb County a result of political revolution talk in the 1890s?

According to an article written by Ben Windham of the Tuscaloosa News on February 22, 2004, a tragedy that occurred in Bibb County, Alabama…

News - from the past & the present

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

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

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…