Category: Days Gone By – stories from the past

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Here are the present-day 67 counties of Alabama & the date of formation

Counties of Alabama Date of Formation County Court Houses.—By act of December 31, 1822, the sheriffs of the several counties were made the custodians of…

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On Feb. 25, 1898, a man was hung in Hale County, Alabama for a ghastly triple murder

A TRIPLE MURDER IN GREENSBORO, ALABAMA1 (Published in 1908) While the occurrence to be noted does not belong, strictly speaking, to the history of Greensboro, yet…

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Marengo, an ante-bellum house that still stands in Lowndes County was once an educational center

During the 1930s Great Depression era, many writers were employed to interview people around the United States, so their experiences and life history could…

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AUTHOR SUNDAY – In this corner…Jiujitsu Joey from Gatlinburg Tennessee – Watch out for Kangaroo’s at the zoo!

In this corner...Jiujitsu Joey from Gatlinburg Tennessee by Shannon Hollon A few years ago we traveled to Gatlinburg Tennessee for a little family getaway…

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[film & old pictures] Can you believe the Masonic building where the Marquis de Lafayette was hosted in 1825 is still standing?

Below is the monument about Lafayette's visit at Claiborne, Alabama in 1825 (Carol Highsmith 2010 Library of Congress) Words on the monument state: Piache, an Indian…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST Why was there a mystery about John Hunt the sheriff, founder of Huntsville?[film & photographs]

(This is a great story about John Hunt, founder of Huntsville, Alabama. It is sad that his gravesite was ignored for many years.) The…

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This 1942 video reveals how three cities worked to solve problems created by WWII includes the city of Mobile

December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was bombed by Japan and the United States was brought into WWII. Cities all over the country were turned…

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The picturesque, historic town of Cullman, Alabama was hit by EF4 tornado in 2011, but did not let it break them [see photographs]

Cullman is the county seat of Cullman County, in the north-central part of the county, on Brindley Mountain, about 2 miles west of Little…

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Part VII – Early Cherokee County, Alabama – Early Reminiscences of J. D. Anthony born in 1825!

Wars and rumors of war in Cherokee County, Alabama CHEROKEE COUNTY, ALABAMA REMINISCENCES OF ITS EARLY SETTLEMENT By         By Rev.…