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On December 18th Coosa County, Alabama was much larger when it was first created

Coosa County was created by the legislature December 18, 1832, from the lands included in the Creek Indian Treaty of Cusseta, executed March 24,…

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A personal interview with Richard Pearson Hobson in 1908 from “The Sinking of the Merrimac fame”

During the Spanish-American War, Naval Constructor Richard Pearson Hobson U.S.N. devised a plan to scuttle a ship in the channel leading to Santiago harbor…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST Biography: Charles Hooks born February 20, 1768 Revolutionary War Soldier

Happy Birthday! CHARLES HOOKS REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER (1768- 1843) Montgomery County, Alabama Charles Hooks is buried in Montgomery county, about twenty miles from the…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -BIOGRAPHY: [rare 1898 video] Dr. William Crawford Gorgas born October 3, 1854 – photograph

Happy Birthday! WILLIAM CRAWFORD GORGAS BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1854-1920) Tuscaloosa, Alabama Note: Follow the linked articles to see all the other connections this…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -Aaron Burr hid in Dismals Canyon in Franklin County, Alabama after killing political rival Alexander Hamilton [pictures]

Dismals Canyon is located in the town of Phil Campbell in the northwestern part of Franklin County, Alabama. Several outlaws have allegedly hidden in the…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -The oldest incorporated town in Alabama has connections to two US Presidents [old photographs & film]

Even though it encompasses only 64 acres, Mooresville can boast to being the oldest incorporated town in Alabama and has a connection with two Presidents…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -Stroll through the haunted Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, Alabama and visit the the famous people buried there

[Note - The annual Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll will take place this year October 20, 2019 from 1:30 The PODCAST was recorded at an earlier…

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BIOGRAPHY: Frederick Forney Foscue (September 11, 1819 – March 3, 1906)

FREDERICK FORNEY FOSCUE BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (September 11, 1819 - March 3, 1906) Virginia, Texas, and Coosa, Marengo, Monroe Counties, Alabama (Excerpt from History…

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Interesting old photographs found from Opelika – Can you add more information?

While researching stories, I frequently run across many photographs of people, and groups (identified and unidentified) like the ones below which may be of interest…

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Biography: Luther Clarence Abbott born August 27, 1878 – photograph

Happy Birthday! LUTHER CLARENCE ABBOTT BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1878-1964) Shelby County, Alabama Luther Clarence Abbott was an enterprising man who held the responsible position…

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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…