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Days Gone By - stories from the past

Gen. T. S. Woodward disagrees with Historian Albert J. Pickett in Jan. 10, 1858 letter

 (This is a transcription of a letter from Gen. Thomas Simpson Woodward to editor J. J. Hooper, Esq.  in 1858 about Alabama Indians) WINN…

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SUNDAY SOLILOQUY: It starts in Newfoundland but ends up in McCalla, Alabama – but few people know about it

The Mountain Stops Here by Shannon Hollon Many folks in the hamlet of McCalla Alabama don't know that the Appalachian mountains ends in their…

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Cherokee County – a site where the ‘Trail of Tears’ Indians were placed in a stockade [film & photographs]

Relationship with the Indians The relations of the settlers of Cherokee County with the Cherokees in the country were very friendly. Many of the…

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Cullman County was created by the Legislature January 24, 1877

STORY UPDATED Cullman celebrates its German heritage each October with Cullman Oktoberfest. Cullman County was created by the Legislature January 24, 1877. It was…

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A major battle took place here Jan. 23 – both parties claimed victory – who do you believe won?

JACKSON CONFRONTING THE MUTINEERS The battle of Enitaohopco was a battle fought by Gen. Andrew Jackson with the Creek Indians at the Creek village…

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Elmore County, Alabama [film and photographs] was home to many Native American towns

Update: Next Fort Toulouse - Fort Jackson frontier days are on November 7, 2018 - Mark your calendar. Elmore County created 1866 Elmore County…

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Presbyterian Church – my first preach was made, in a little grocery. I stood by a whiskey barrel, upon the head of which I laid my books.

Continued - The following has been transcribed from Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society: New series Volume 4 By Alabama Historical Society 1904 THE…

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On January 16, 1967, Lurleen Wallace was inaugurated as Alabama’s first female governor

"Lurleen Wallace was inaugurated as Alabama's first female governor--and only the third nationwide--as an estimated 150,000 look on. Wallace succeeded her husband George C. Wallace, who…

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[vintage pics] This Alabama county was established, abolished and went through three name transitions

This Alabama county, the home of a prominent Alabamian was established, abolished and went through three name transitions. First known as Jones County Known…

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Do you know the name of the college in Alabama (still exists) that was once the leading college in the South?

Today, LaGrange College is a private, four-year liberal arts and sciences college, affiliated with the Methodist Church in LaGrange, Georgia. LaGrange College actually opened…

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DeKalb County, Alabama was created on January 9, 1836 – see names of many early citizens [films]

Nestled in the northeast, Alabama mountains, the beautiful county of DeKalb  has a rich and intriguing history filled with sadness, as well as 'boom…