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PATREON NEWS: FREE PDF book for $5+ PATRONS is now ready for downloading!

The post with the monthly(FREE) download of PDF attachment of the book, Alabama Genalogy Notes paperbacks vol 2 by Donna R. Causey has now…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST Bellefonte – 1st county seat of Jackson County now only a ghost town

Bellefonte is a ghost town in Jackson County, Alabama, United States, near the site of the Bellefonte Nuclear Generating Station. It is located roughly…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST Nobles brothers built the first locomotive south of the Mason and Dixon line

A WAR TIME FOUNDRY A Story of a Confederate Foundry at the present Anniston By Kate Quintard Noble Roberts1 My Grandfather, James Noble, left…

Days Gone By - stories from the pastGenealogy Information

UPDATED WITH PODCAST -Aaron Burr hid in Dismals Canyon in Franklin County, Alabama after killing political rival Alexander Hamilton [pictures]

Dismals Canyon is located in the town of Phil Campbell in the northwestern part of Franklin County, Alabama. Several outlaws have allegedly hidden in the…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Yellow Fever killed many people in Alabama – here are the years & places of most severe epidemics

YELLOW FEVER (Transcribed from: History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 2 Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen) Alabama was first visited by this…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

PATRON: The first speech given in the South by a sitting president which called for racial equality was given in Birmingham, Alabama in 1921. [vintage photographs]

Founded in 1871, Birmingham was a model city at this time – railroads, blast furnaces and steel mills marked its landscape.  It was a…

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.…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

The daughter-in-law of Peter the Great – Did she fake her death and escape to early Alabama? [photographs]

Read this story as well as many others in ALABAMA FOOTPRINTS: Settlement: Lost & Forgotten Stories Continued below The daughter-in-law of Peter the…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH PODCAST Mysterious, haunted mansion [pics and films] in Tuscaloosa has many historical connections

The beautiful Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion in Tuscaloosa, Alabama is filled with mysteries such as a door that leads nowhere, deep underground tunnels, 2-foot…

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…