Category: Days Gone By – stories from the past

Days Gone By - stories from the past

This county with numerous bat caves only existed four years because it was too small [film & pictures]

Decatur is a large well-known city in North Alabama, but did you know  there was once a county named Decatur in Alabama. It only…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Rammed earth houses [photographs] in Gardendale, Jefferson County, Alabama – stood the test of time

Rammed earth houses in Gardendale are still standing even though they were built nearly 80 years ago! Rammed Earth house 1937 photographed by Arthur…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Varner-Alexander House [old photographs] – built by pioneer William Varner still remains in Tuskegee

(Thankfully this beautiful old home has been saved and fully restored.  It is now the residence of Tuskegee University's President.) (continued below) VARNER-ALEXANDER HOUSE ALSO…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Found! An amazing film of 1914 Montgomery was recovered from the Alabama state treasurer’s vault

Early film of Montgomery in 1914 was discovered in the Alabama State Treasurer's vault. Thankfully, it was turned over to the Alabama Department of Archives and…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Great Depression experiment – Skyline Farms – [vintage photographs] Part 3 – The men had to build their own homes

Skyline Farms, a resettlement community in 1935, to provide help to farmers in the Great Depression was built by the resettled farmers in Jackson…