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Biography: Jasper Newton Campbell born in 1836 – Rather do this job than be president of the United States

Jasper Newton Campbell loved his job by Shannon Hollon My GGGgrandfather was Jasper Newton Campbell (1836-1911).  He was born in Dekalb County. In 1859…

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East Lake Atheneum was girl’s school, an orphanage, Catholic offices & now a school again [old pics]

EAST LAKE ATHENEUM Private School for Young Ladies East Lake Atheneum in Birmingham, Alabama was a former private seminary of learning for young ladies. East…

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Biography: William Everette Berry born February 17, 1847 – photograph

Happy Birthday! WILLIAM EVERETTE BERRY BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1847- aft. 1904) Jefferson County, Alabama William Everette Berry, of Birmingham, Alabama, was born Feb. 17,…

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Fountain Heights [film, photographs] – a historic connection to Birmingham’s past – can it be saved?

Fountain Heights is one of Birmingham's historic neighborhoods, and was home to some of Birmingham's most prominent and wealthy business leaders, but today the…

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Knights of Pythias established in 1864 to promote friendship between north and south [old photographs]

The Order of Knights of Pythias aim was to heal the wounds between the North and South and promote friendship among men and relieve suffering.…

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Did you know that Birmingham, Alabama was born from a tip about a railroad crossing? See who was involved & historic film

ELYTON LAND COMPANY The city of Birmingham was conceived in the mind of engineer, John T. Milner who had surveyed the route of the…

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Beautiful [photographs] of home of Benjamin P. Worthington, pioneer and a founder of Birmingham, Alabama

These historic photographs take you back in time. Benjamin Pinkney "Pink" Worthington was a pioneer of the area around Avondale/Lakeview area of Birmingham, Alabama.…

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Have you seen the glowworms at Dismals Canyon in Phil Campbell, Alabama? Spring is the best time

Dismals Canyon in Phil Campbell, Franklin County, Alabama holds much history as well as much naturally pristine beauty. From being a hideout for outlaws…

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Can you believe the Warrior River froze on January 30, 1940? Be sure to scroll to see the photograph at the bottom of this page

We've had some very cold days in the southeast the past few years, but I wonder if any can match some of these storms. In…

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Did you know Birmingham once had two flourishing horse racetracks in the 1890s? – [old pictures and map]

Two horse racetracks flourished around the turn of the century in Birmingham, Alabama. Trotwood Park was located at 75th Street and 9th Avenue North.…