Category: Days Gone By – stories from the past

Days Gone By - stories from the past

November 25, 1951, 17 killed, Woodstock, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

I remember as a child my late grandmother telling me of this deadly train wreck that happened in the small hamlet of Woodstock Alabama.…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

The 1937 University of Alabama football team [see films] had some controversial calls according to this article

Controversial calls reveal difficulties before instant replay in football Transcribed from The Tuscaloosa News -November 16, 1937 We look upon the Crimson Tide with…

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Vintage 1939 photographs of the progress in education and schools at Gee’s Bend, Wilcox County, Alabama

During 1937, the  Federal Resettlement agency (a part of Roosevelt's New Deal program) purchased the old Pettway plantation and two adjacent farms in the…

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These vintage photographs from 1939 show how busy the cooperative store and mill in Gee’s Bend were in 1939

The Pettway family held the land of Gee's Bend until 1895 when they sold to it Adrian Sebastian Van de Graaff, an attorney from…

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TOWNS IN THE ALABAMA TERRITORY – the historic towns of Jackson, Cahaba, Fort Jackson – some were successful

Continued TOWNS IN THE ALABAMA TERRITORY (The following story is the 4th section of a news article written in 1817 which describes some early…

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Interesting description of a group of people called Cajans around Mobile Alabama written before 1940 –

THE CAJANS OF SOUTH ALABAMA Occupying the pine and oak woods of Mobile County in southern Alabama are a group of people of mixed…

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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,…

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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…

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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.…