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Days Gone By - stories from the past

Presbyterian Church – my first preach was made, in a little grocery. I stood by a whiskey barrel, upon the head of which I laid my books.

Continued - The following has been transcribed from Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society: New series Volume 4 By Alabama Historical Society 1904 THE…

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On January 16, 1967, Lurleen Wallace was inaugurated as Alabama’s first female governor

"Lurleen Wallace was inaugurated as Alabama's first female governor--and only the third nationwide--as an estimated 150,000 look on. Wallace succeeded her husband George C. Wallace, who…

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[vintage pics] This Alabama county was established, abolished and went through three name transitions

This Alabama county, the home of a prominent Alabamian was established, abolished and went through three name transitions. First known as Jones County Known…

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Do you know the name of the college in Alabama (still exists) that was once the leading college in the South?

Today, LaGrange College is a private, four-year liberal arts and sciences college, affiliated with the Methodist Church in LaGrange, Georgia. LaGrange College actually opened…

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DeKalb County, Alabama was created on January 9, 1836 – see names of many early citizens [films]

Nestled in the northeast, Alabama mountains, the beautiful county of DeKalb  has a rich and intriguing history filled with sadness, as well as 'boom…

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BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY – Jeffries A. Blunt 1861 Perry and Hale Counties, Alabama

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! JEFFRIES A. BLUNT BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1861- 1942) Perry and Hale County, Alabama Jeffries A. Blunt is the Son of the late…

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Did you know The Great Gastby author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, served in WWI? He was in the 167th Infantry based at Camp Sheridan, Alabama

Camp Sheridan While based at Camp Sheridan in Montgomery, Alabama during World War I,  the famous author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, met and fell in…

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[see films, story, pics] On the 1st day of January 1953, Hank Williams died at the young age of twenty-nine

He was born September 17, 1923, in Mount Olive, Butler County, Alabama and was regarded as one of the most significant and influential musicians of…

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Judson College in Marion, Alabama is the fifth oldest women’s college in the United States opened its doors on January 7, 1839

Judson College is the fifth oldest women's college in the United States. It was founded by members of Siloam Baptist Church in 1838 in…

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Biography: William Jeffreys Alston born December 31, 1800

Happy Birthday! WILLIAM JEFFREYS ALSTON BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1800-1876) Marengo County, Alabama William Jeffreys Alston was born December 31, 1800, near Petersburg. Georgia, the…

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MONDAY MUSINGS: Perhaps I was Granny’s favorite. I secretly thought so. – story of old times from Ralph, Alabama

GRANNY'S HOUSE See More Family Stories from  Dorothy Graham Gast My maternal grandparents were Mary Florence (Mamie) Cork and John Leland Barton, both born…

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The short life of Baker County, Alabama, a county without a history – was created on December 30th

On this day, December 30th, in 1868, the county of Baker was created from portions of Autauga, Shelby, Bibb, and Perry, by a legislative…

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SUNDAY SOLILOQUY: Hotel Talisi – Fire may destroy buildings but it does not destroy our memories of this great place

NOT ALL THERE IS TO A FIRE by Inez McCollum It was with sadness that I read an article about the Hotel Talisi in…