Category: Days Gone By – stories from the past

Days Gone By - stories from the past

TOWNS IN THE ALABAMA TERRITORY – Mobile described in an article published in 1817!

(The following story is the first section of a news article written in 1817 which is descriptive of Mobile, Blakeley, St. Stephens and Jackson,…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Oldest cemetery in Madison County is disappearing in the woods and needs your help to preserve it

Madison County, Alabama is considered the birthplace of Alabama, established on December 13, 1808. One of the earliest known cemeteries is Cumberland Presbyterian Campground,…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH FILM Glennville Plantation – beautiful interior photographs and film of a time forgotten

Glennville Plantation also known as Elmoreland is truly a beautiful mansion. Click on this link and scroll to the bottom of the page to see more vintage…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

November is the time for peanuts in Dothan – home of the National Peanut Festival since 1938 – This film will take you back

[Do you like peanuts? Then head to the "Peanut Capital of the World" in Dothan, Alabama November 4-13, 2016 for the National Peanut Festival.…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

But wait – it’s not just any old doorknob! – This is a heartwarming story you’ll want to share

(Remembering Joyce Ray Wheeler who was a frequent contributor of wonderful stories to AP. I especially liked this heartwarming one. Joyce Ray Wheeler passed away November…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Woods Hall at the University of Alabama is still standing because of an alert student on October 6, 1931 which could have ended in tragedy

Following the destruction of the University of Alabama campus during the American Civil War, a new Quad emerged in the late 19th and early 20th…