Category: Days Gone By – stories from the past

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Contract Let For a New Court House – Cost of $1000…..Jail – a hollow tree

FIRST COURTHOUSE A LOG CABIN JAIL BUILT IN 1839 By J. M. K. GUINN1 Written for The Randolph Toiler, Wedowee, 1896 Number Seven Under…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH FILM: Presbyterian and other early churches in Elmore and Coosa County, Alabama

(excerpt transcribed from) HISTORY OF COOSA COUNTY by Rev. George E. Brewer (excerpt transcribed from SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES Other Church denominations in Coosa County…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

These veterans showed much dignity and respect toward each other as they put the Civil War behind them [vintage pictures & film]

On July 1-3, 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg was fought during the Civil War. Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Summerfield – Beautiful, rare [film, photographs & story] of a forgotten college and community in Alabama

Summerfield had many grand houses and a beautiful college in pre-Civil War, Alabama.  Denominational college for boys and girls in pre-Civil War, Alabama The…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

The Great Awakening leader Jonathan Edwards’ grandson resided in Alabama and is related to Alabama Governor

On June 21, 1865 -President Andrew Johnson appointed Lewis Parsons a provisional Alabama governor.  Parsons, the grandson of Great Awakening leader Jonathan Edwards, moved…