Category: Days Gone By – stories from the past

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Some bios. (A-M) of Alabama White men associated with Indian life

WHITE MEN ASSOCIATED WITH INDIAN LIFE By Thomas M. Owen (Transcribed from The Alabama Historical Quarterly, Vol 13, Nos. 01, 02, 03, & 04,…

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Arlington – the only antebellum house left in Birmingham has ties to the city’s founders. [photographs & film]

Arlington in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama is a wonderful example of Greek Revival architecture which dates back to the 1840s. It is located on…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST – The old Pickett House of Albert J. Pickett is home to the Montgomery County Historical Society

THE OLD PICKETT HOUSE BY MAUD MARTIN BUTLER (This article was printed in The Alabama Historical Quarterly 1930) The old "Pickett House" standing on…

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Simpson Manuscript – The Legislature donated the Old Capitol building to the State University in Tuscaloosa.

  Excerpt from ALABAMA STATE CAPITOL AN HISTORICAL SKETCH, Brochure by JAMES B. SIMPSON, Late Recording Secretary to the Governor JANUARY 1898 Roemer Printing…

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Part III Alabama Great Southern Railroad – Alabama was the leading mineral state of the South in 1899

(Excerpts transcribed from Tuscaloosa Weekly Times, Tuscaloosa, Alabama May 12, 1899) Southern Railway and Alabama Great Southern Railroad REACH EVERY PRINCIPAL CITY AND PORT…

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Simpson Manuscript – Details and names of people involved in the Inauguration of Jefferson Davis

Excerpt from ALABAMA STATE CAPITOL AN HISTORICAL SKETCH, Brochure by JAMES B. SIMPSON, Late Recording Secretary to the Governor JANUARY 1898 Roemer Printing Co.,…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

But wait – it’s not just any old doorknob! – This is a heartwarming story you’ll want to share

(Remembering Joyce Ray Wheeler who was a frequent contributor of wonderful stories to AP. I especially liked this heartwarming one. Joyce Ray Wheeler passed away November…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Simpson Manuscript – On Feb. 4, 1861, these delegates met at the Confederate Conference held in Montgomery, Alabama.

  Excerpt from ALABAMA STATE CAPITOL AN HISTORICAL SKETCH, Brochure by JAMES B. SIMPSON, Late Recording Secretary to the Governor JANUARY 1898 Roemer Printing…