Category: Days Gone By – stories from the past

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Report from Washington, D. C., October 19, 1918, on Pandemic

During the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918-1920 the death toll worldwide reached 20 million including 548,000 Americans in 10 months. Compared to 20 million…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Simpson Manuscript – Moving details about the State of Alabama’s government moving to Montgomery

  Excerpt from ALABAMA STATE CAPITOL AN HISTORICAL SKETCH, Brochure by JAMES B. SIMPSON, Late Recording Secretary to the Governor JANUARY 1898 Roemer Printing…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

AUTHOR SUNDAY -Have you ever seen the Cahaba Lily in bloom? You shouldn’t miss it next time [pictures & video]

THE CAHABA LILY by Inez McCollum I had heard about this mysterious lily for several years. I had seen pictures and read articles with…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Amazing find – 1932 film of the Alabama aftermath of the massive tornado outbreak that killed possibly 300 people in Alabama on March 21, 1932

NOTE: The 1932 film includes a graphic scene of recovering a body so please do not view it if you are sensitive to such…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH PODCAST – Madame Wooster cared for the sick in Birmingham & had a romance with John Wilkes Booth is honored at UAB

[The Lou Wooster Public Health Award at the University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Public Health is presented annually by the University of…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Simpson Manuscript – Secession Convention – representatives & how they voted and Mr. Whatley’s test

  Excerpt from ALABAMA STATE CAPITOL AN HISTORICAL SKETCH, Brochure by JAMES B. SIMPSON, Late Recording Secretary to the Governor JANUARY 1898 Roemer Printing…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Simpson Manuscript – Gen. Clanton killed with shotgun by an attorney and stolen portrait of Vice-President William Rufus King

Excerpt from ALABAMA STATE CAPITOL AN HISTORICAL SKETCH, Brochure by JAMES B. SIMPSON, Late Recording Secretary to the Governor JANUARY 1898 Roemer Printing Co.,…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Simpson manuscript -Buildings were torn down in Old Cahaba and taken to Selma and other locations

Excerpt from ALABAMA STATE CAPITOL AN HISTORICAL SKETCH, Brochure by JAMES B. SIMPSON, Late Recording Secretary to the Governor JANUARY 1898 Roemer Printing Co.,…