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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

Shooting Mistletoe – a Christmas family tradition in McCalla, Alabama

Shooting Mistletoe by Shannon Hollon For many Christmas Eve's the Uncles, Aunts and Cousins would gather from miles around at my grandparents house(Big Mama…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

So this is why Santa’s reindeer have good directions & manage to find all the houses on Christmas Eve! [photographs]

THE TRUTH ABOUT SANTA'S REINDEER IS REVEALED According to the Alaskan Department of Fish and game, Both male and female reindeer grow antlers…

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A personal interview with Richard Pearson Hobson in 1908 from “The Sinking of the Merrimac fame”

During the Spanish-American War, Naval Constructor Richard Pearson Hobson U.S.N. devised a plan to scuttle a ship in the channel leading to Santiago harbor…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Chandelier falls in Alabama Capital on its very first session – considered a bad omen of things to come

This story is excerpt from Alabama Footprints Volumes V-VIII: Four Books in One CHANDELIER FALLS IN ALABAMA CAPITAL by Hon. E. A. Powell The…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

A day of infamy – [vintage film] Take time today to remember those who sacrificed so much by sending a letter for free

On December 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory killing more than 2,300 Americans. The U.S.S.…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

She died before Christmas – Parents love for a child has no bounds – this story is a heart breaker

A cemetery is a strange place to find a miniature red-brick house complete with windows, fireplace, front porch with a mailbox. There is such…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Blue Mountain in Calhoun County, Alabama was once a supply and training center for Confederate soldiers

Blue Mountain in Calhoun County, Alabama was once a supply and training center for Confederate soldiers. Blue Mountain is located in the northern suburbs…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Alabama sent many volunteer soldiers in search of Pancho Villa after he attacked a town in New Mexico in 1916 [photographs]

Mexican Revolution In 1910, a revolution in Mexico began. All across Mexico, volunteers aligned with different factions, and Pancho Villa aligned with Francisco I.…