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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…

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How a system of education was developed in early Alabama Part III – written by the first Superintendent

(Continued from Part II How a system of Public education developed in early Alabama Part III -The author Gen. William F. Perry was the first…

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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…

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Sketch of Pettus’ Brigade by Gen. Edmund Winston Pettus of Selma

SKETCH OF PETTUS' BRIGADE. By Gen. Edmund Winston Pettus,1 Of Selma. (Transcription from Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, Volume 2, 1898) Head Qrs. Pettus Brigade,2 Camp near Dalton, Georgia…

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How a system of education was developed in early Alabama Part IV -written by the first Superintendent

(Continued from Part III - The author Gen. William F. Perry was the first superintendent of education in Alabama) THE GENESIS OF PUBLIC EDUCATION…

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Longest period of peace with Indians before 1812 occurred when a member of George Washington’s staff was Indian agent

[Col. Hawkins, a member of President George Washington's staff and aristocrat, held the longest period of peace with the Creek Indians prior to 1812.…

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Taylorville, Alabama near Tuscaloosa was the home of an outstanding Academy before the Civil War

Scroll down to read story COLUMBIAN INSTITUTE By Levin Vinson Rosser1 of Carrollton (Transcribed article from Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, Volume 2,…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST – UAB baseball stadium was once the site of a ‘melting pot’ of Birmingham immigrants [old photographs]

The Jerry D. Young Memorial Field which now serves as the UAB Blazers Baseball Team's home field was once the location of Behrens Park…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST The Birmingham Zoo & Botanical Gardens sits on top of over 4700 graves

The land beneath homes and shopping centers in the community of Mountain Brook in Jefferson County, Alabama includes many historic sites, including a Revolutionary…

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A description of the Surrender of Creek Chief William Weatherford written in 1898

SURRENDER OF WEATHERFORD By William Gates Orr,1 of Okolona, Miss. (Transcription from Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, Volume 2, 1898) Okolona, Miss., Feby. 22, 1893. Mr. H. S. Halbert,…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST First woman race car driver was killed in crash at Alabama State Fairgrounds in Birmingham

Women race car and stunt drivers were quite popular in the early days of automobile racing. One outstanding driver was Elfrieda Mais who was…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST – A historic ghost town in Mississippi was once a prospering town in Marion County in Alabama

Artifacts date back to 600 B. C. The ghost town of Cotton Gin Port in Monroe County, Mississippi was once part of Marion County…

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The Federal Road was the state of Alabama’s first interstate – Do you know where it was? [map and picture]

The Federal Road was the state of Alabama's first interstate - Do you know where it was? [map and picture] SCROLL DOWN TO READ…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST Did you know that actor Mickey Rooney had two children that were born in Alabama?

Betty Jane Rase, was a teenager from Phillips High School in Birmingham, Alabama, then she became Miss Birmingham, Miss Alabama and was suddenly propelled onto the…