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Don’t miss out on the sale –Over half-price off this paperback!

Click here to see the paperback version of Alabama Footprints Confrontation is on sale for $5.49 (List price $12.97) just in time for Christmas…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED – Berry, Alabama owes its existence to the railroad –

Each year the city of Berry, Alabama has a Heritage Festival in the spring when the downtown area is buzzing with fun activities. Berry is a town…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH PODCAST Cauthen House in Auburn – grandchildren found coins where 1st house burned

(Transcribed and unedited story from a WPA (Works Projects Administration) Story continued below THE CAUTHAN HOME Lee County, Alabama by WPA writer Preston Klein…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

How a system of education was developed in early Alabama Part III – written by the first Superintendent

(Continued from Part II How a system of Public education developed in early Alabama Part III -The author Gen. William F. Perry was the first…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH PODCAST – Alabama threw parties for Lafayette [photographs] and Selma played a prank on the citizens of their town

General Lafayette General Lafayette, on his visit to America in 1824-25, spent the early days of April, 1825, in what is the State of…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Sketch of Pettus’ Brigade by Gen. Edmund Winston Pettus of Selma

SKETCH OF PETTUS' BRIGADE. By Gen. Edmund Winston Pettus,1 Of Selma. (Transcription from Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, Volume 2, 1898) Head Qrs. Pettus Brigade,2 Camp near Dalton, Georgia…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

How a system of education was developed in early Alabama Part IV -written by the first Superintendent

(Continued from Part III - The author Gen. William F. Perry was the first superintendent of education in Alabama) THE GENESIS OF PUBLIC EDUCATION…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Longest period of peace with Indians before 1812 occurred when a member of George Washington’s staff was Indian agent

[Col. Hawkins, a member of President George Washington's staff and aristocrat, held the longest period of peace with the Creek Indians prior to 1812.…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Taylorville, Alabama near Tuscaloosa was the home of an outstanding Academy before the Civil War

Scroll down to read story COLUMBIAN INSTITUTE By Levin Vinson Rosser1 of Carrollton (Transcribed article from Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, Volume 2,…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH PODCAST – UAB baseball stadium was once the site of a ‘melting pot’ of Birmingham immigrants [old photographs]

The Jerry D. Young Memorial Field which now serves as the UAB Blazers Baseball Team's home field was once the location of Behrens Park…