Category: Days Gone By – stories from the past

Days Gone By - stories from the past

The First Territorial Governor Lived In A Log Cabin like this

This Patron+ story is also in the book Alabama Footprints: Immigrants - A Collection of Lost and Forgotten Stories   First Territorial Governor Lived…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Stories and ghostly tales from the 1930s of how Shades Valley in Jefferson County, Alabama was named

Stories and ghostly tales from the 1930s of how Shades Valley in Jefferson County, Alabama was named (WPA Alabama Writer's Project) There are at…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

One hundred years ago, the mother of co-education in Alabama woman passed away in Birmingham

One hundred years ago, on March 24, 1916, Julia Strudwick Tutwiler passed away in Birmingham, Alabama. Julia Strudwick Tutwiler Education and Reform Tutwiler was a…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH PODCAST Laying the cornerstone for the future Auburn University in 1857 was quite an occasion

THE AUBURN MALE COLLEGE LAYING THE CORNERSTONE ITS ORGANIZATION Auburn, Ala., August 18, 1857 Published in The Alabama Historical Quarterly, Vol. 18, No. 02,…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

He wanted to split Dale County in two, even if it had to be done with a broad axe [old pictures]

This is a letter and information about two towns that no longer exists,  Honeytown & Hawridge {see picture below of students ca. 1900 of Haw Ridge school)…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

The last major battle fought on Alabama soil with the Native Americans was near Midway in present-day Bullock County, Alabama

The area which makes up Bullock County, Alabama belonged to the Creek Indians until the treaty of Fort Jackson ceded the western half of…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Did you know that in 1932 the Birmingham Municipal Airport was the only airport in the South that received an A-T-A rating [vintage photographs]

The Birmingham Airport opened in 1931. At the time of the opening a Birmingham to Los Angeles flight took 19 hours.  It was dedicated…