Category: News – from the past & the present

News - from the past & the present

Hampton Harmon’s move to Texas in 1851 – this story tells the perils they faced

HAMPTON HARMON COSPER and his move from Alabama to Texas By Quillie Pugh Caskey Hampton Harmon Cosper married Eliza Caroline Smith. This union was…

News - from the past & the present

October 10, 1885- There was a big celebration when the Bibb County, Alabama iron bridge was opened in 1885 [see pics & story]

COMPLETION AND RECEPTION OF THE IRON BRIDGE ACROSS THE CAHABA RIVER IN BIBB COUNTY    (News article transcribed from the Bibb Blade, 15, October 1885-…

News - from the past & the present

Is there anything more southern than a butterbean festival? This town in Jefferson County has an annual one.

"In the early 1800's, Andrew Jackson's soldiers became the area's first settlers after their victory at Horseshoe Bend. In 1861, residents from the community…

News - from the past & the present

Today is Hank Williams, Sr’s birthday – Celebrate 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

MONDAY MUSINGS: Why hasn’t the State of Alabama recognized this wonderful lady for her major accomplishments?

A couple of weeks ago, I interviewed an extraordinary lady who grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, attended Ramsey High School, and went on to…

News - from the past & the present

Did you know that an Alabama woman once sued author Margaret Mitchell who wrote the classic novel, Gone with the Wind, for plagiarism?

Here is a newspaper account from The Tuscaloosa News, August 2, 1937 about the suit of  an Alabama woman A Suit Comes To An…

News - from the past & the present

Story of an Alabama Christian songwriter who wrote one of the top gospel songs in America – Do you know his name?

This Alabama songwriter has not been recognized by the Alabama Music Hall of Fame! You can help with by signing a petition online. Scroll…