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PATRON + 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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PATRON – Anne Newport Royall – reports in a letter from 1821 of snakes that fly apart and plants that close their leaves

In 1818, before Alabama became a state, Anne Newport Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was a traveler in Alabama. After her…

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PATRON – News gathered from Selma, Rome, Mobile, Montgomery, Atlanta and Birmingham News –October 20, 1883

News gathered from Selma, Rome, Mobile, Montgomery, Atlanta and Birmingham News –October 20, 1883 (Transcribed from Anniston Hot Blast, Anniston, Alabama, October 20, 1883)…

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PATRON + SATURDAY SECRETS – Have you ever tried to remove wall-paper from an old house? This is the paste that may have been used

Wallpaper was the rage in the 1890s and this is the way our ancestors made the paste to hang the wallpaper from wheat flour.…