Category: Days Gone By – stories from the past

Days Gone By - stories from the past

This is what Tuscaloosa, Alabama looked like around 1887 [vintage prints]

The information and illustrations below are excerpts from a book written in 1887 as a prospectus for future investors in Tuscaloosa. The Tuskaloosa Coal,…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

From recent scientific information, an event like this could happen again with even more serious consequences

We've all heard the song “Stars Fell on Alabama” and assume it came from the book titled with the same name written by Carl…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

The University of Alabama football team was represented by the Alabama cadets in 1892 [vintage pictures]

The 1892 Alabama Cadets football team represented the University of Alabama in the 1892 college football season. The team was led by head coach…

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The Masonic Apron – a true story – this happened frequently during the Civil War

The Masonic Apron by Vicky Clemmons My deep love and devotion for the older generations have always been evident by the company I keep,…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Kathryn Tucker Windham [film] tells the ghost story of John Parkman who haunts beautiful Sturdivant Hall in Selma, Alabama

[Do you love ghost stories and tall tales. This tall tale about Sturdivant Hall is told in a film by the late but great…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Huntsville pioneers settled around “The Big Spring” revealed to them by the Cherokee and Chickasaw

  Big Spring Park in Huntsville, Alabama is named after a large, underground karst spring, referred to by the indigenous Cherokee and Chickasaw as "the…