Category: Days Gone By – stories from the past

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Do you know which school [click to see films & pics] in Alabama still exists after four moves, two fires, the Civil War and a name change?

Founded in 1833, on a farm near Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama. The College was first opened in 1833 as a manual labor institution as a…

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Part VIII – Excerpt from Hugh Cardon’s History of Cherokee County written in 1936

First Confederate Cannon was made from iron in Cherokee County, Alabama HUGH CARDON'S HISTORY OF CHEROKEE COUNTY, ALABAMA  Part VIII Mr. Hugh Cardon wrote…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Walker County, [historic pictures] the home of C. J. Harris, a finalist in American Idol 2014 & the Music Park

Old York USA Heritage & Music Park  C. J. Harris, one of three finalists from Alabama on American Idol, in 2014, brought considerable attention…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Anne Newport Royall – She was alone in the wilderness with her seven children when she met Andrew Jackson in 1818 – guess what happened next

In 1818, before Alabama became a state, Anne Newport Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was a traveler in Alabama. After her husband…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Do you have memories to share from Skyline Farms in Jackson County, Alabama? [old photographs] Skyline Farms – Part 7

The Skyline Farms project, established by the federal government in Jackson County in 1934, was one of the more unique socioeconomic experiments in Alabama…