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Don’t miss out on the sale –Over half-price off this paperback!

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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Early Jefferson County, Alabama – names of some of the earliest pioneers

Jefferson county was created by an act of the legislature December 13, 1819. The territory from which this county was formed was taken from…

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A 2nd letter written in 1874 from Professor Connerly, the Principal of Birmingham’s first FREE School

This letter from Professor Connerly to the editors of the Birmingham Iron Age newspaper has been transcribed from the Birmingham Iron Age April 23,…

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First Confederate Provisional Congress was held in Montgomery in 1861 [see photographs, transcripts & names of participants]

On January 11, 1861, the Alabama Secession Convention passed an Ordinance of Secession, declaring Alabama a "Sovereign and Independent State." By a vote of…

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A delicate paper in the basement of Butler County, Alabama courthouse revealed the truth

A delicate paper revealed the truth by Lawanna McLeod Walthall Throughout our McLeod family history, we were told that our Grandfather that came from…

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The small historic community of Batesville, Alabama had four churches for 400-500 residents

This small community in Barbour County had 400-500 residents and four churches in pioneer days.  A local historian, Margaret Clayton Russell, talked about Batesville in…

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Ellis Gore born Oct 3, 1800 tells what his life was like as a farmer in Pickens County, Alabama

Transcribed story from the Birmingham Iron Age which was published on March 19, 1874 reveals what a typical farmers' life was like in Pickens…

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Extreme Kayakers test their fate & the reason for the Masonic Monument at Noccalula Falls is unveiled

Some extreme kayakers tested their fate in the video below in 2011 when they went over the 90-foot waterfall in their kayaks. I wonder if they saw…

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Camp Ground Bethlehem Church, Graham, Alabama dates back to 1852 – with link to cemetery survey

History of Camp Ground Bethlehem Church, Graham Alabama by Mrs. W. M. Caskey Mississippi  of Calif.  in 1979 The Old Brockville Camp Ground Bethlehem…

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To Grandmother’s house we go – this story will take you back in time to visits with Grandparents!

To Grandmother's house we go by Ben White Many fall weekends, our family, Dad, Mother and three children, would catch the Trailways bus and…