Category: Days Gone By – stories from the past

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Baldwin County Has Been The Theatre Of The Most Striking Events In Alabama’s History

Historical events in that have occurred in Baldwin County include the following: In 1560, across its northern border marched the Tristan de Luna expedition from…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

One man’s passion for a school, revealed in this personal account from 1919, changed hundred’s of lives if not thousands.

This minister's passion for a school changed many lives. The Story Of The Downing Industrial School by Reverend J.M. Shofner Brewton, Alabama 1919 While…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

[1926 film and vintage pics] Many people say this California/ University of Alabama football game changed the south forever

The game that inspired the University of Alabama fight song, "Yea Alabama," was also Alabama's first national championship. The 1926 Rose Bowl Game held on…

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An ancient lost Native American town Abihka [see pics & films] in Alabama has close ties to Henryetta, Oklahoma

Abihka was one of the four mother towns of the Muscogee Creek confederacy. The Abihka were the remnants of the 16th century "Chiefdom of…

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Village of Washington in 1886 – names of people – first county seat of Autauga County, Alabama

[Great descriptions of people and where they lived in early Autauga county, Alabama before 1886!] VILLAGE OF WASHINGTON, AUTAUGA COUNTY, ALABAMA (from history of…

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Early pictures from Bibb County, Alabama includes photograph of courthouse before it was razed in 1890 to build current one

Do you know anything about these photographs?   Brown Bros. Saw Mill No 2 near Randolph Ala ca. 1900 Collection of Duke and Weeks…

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Auburn football was started by Dr. George Petrie [see his bicycle built for two in this vintage film]

Auburn officially began competing in intercollegiate football in 1892. The first Iron Bowl Game between the University of Alabama and Auburn took place at…

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Four portraits of Captains who served in the Confederacy during the Civil War with links to source

Below are four captains who served in the Civil War for the Confederacy. We are publishing photographs of interest to researchers on Alabama Pioneers. To…

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Amazing pictures of the early Presbyterian schools, churches and missions in Alabama

Continued - The following has been transcribed from Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society: New series Volume 4 By Alabama Historical Society 1904 THE…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Here is the house of the orator from Alabama argued for secession prior to the Civil War [story and film]

(TRANSCRIBED FROM The Alabama Historical Quarterly, Vol. 02, No. 03, Fall Issue 1940) RECOLLECTIONS OF WILLIAM L. YANCEY By Joel Barnett (The letter reproduced…