Category: Days Gone By – stories from the past

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Did you know six years before the Wright Bros. famous flight a manned glider flew 15 feet over Mobile Bay beach in Alabama?

Glider flew in 1893 over Mobile Bay beach The land around Brookley field in Mobile, Alabama has played a part in United States aviation…

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Biography: Elisha Cottingham Jr. (1793 – 1870) Bibb County – photographs

My Historical Fiction series Tapestry of Love and the novel Discordance is based on and inspired by the Cottingham family. Ribbon of Love is the…

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Remarkable story of Old St. Stephens by Mary Welsh born 1823 with picture of the steamboat she rode

Below is the Coast Guard cutter "Winona" and steamboat "Minnie Lee" transporting people from Mobile to attend the centennial celebration of the founding of…

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Alexander Grancer Cobb born 1772, SC – died in 1856 Bibb County, Alabama

Don't waste time researching genealogy others have completed. This book is filled with genealogy research, notes and sources of information on Alexander Grancer Cobb's…

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Learn this beautiful song and you will know the Cherokee alphabet! Excerpt from Hugh Cardon’s History of Cherokee County written in 1936 – Part III

The Alabama Cherokee Sequoyah invented the Cherokee alphabet and after 1829, the Cherokee people printed a weekly paper. HUGH CARDON'S HISTORY OF CHEROKEE COUNTY,…

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Descendants of Kenneth Stewart migrated to Randolph County, Alabama

Though it has not been completely proven, some researchers believe Kenneth Stewart who arrived in North Carolina from Scotland is the first immigrant to…

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Anne Newport Royall – Great descriptions from 1818 of some settlers of Huntsville & Madison County, Alabama

Anne Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was a traveler and writer and was one of the first newspaperwomen. Anne traveled Alabama…

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Could you sit on these hard benches with no backs for long hours in school? [1936 Photographs & film] – Skyline Farms – Part 4 –

This is the 4th part of seven in the Skyline Farms photographs series. Skyline Farms was a farm resettlement community in Jackson County, Alabama…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST – Hackleburg was almost leveled by tornadoes twice, but both times the citizens built back

In 2007, Hackleburg was named the “Best Small Town in America” by Country Music Television and it is probably for good reason. The citizens…

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Anecdotes about the pioneer Prewitts and Myatts buried in Colbert County, Alabama

COLBERTIANS By R. L. James SECTION III OBITUARIES AND CEMETERY RECORDS To the Readers of the Alabama Historical Quarterly: (The Alabama Historical Quarterly, Vol.…