MONDAY MUSINGS: Did you know this about Alabama?

Did you know….?

On May 5, 1799 U.S. Army Lieutenant John McClary took possession of Fort St. Stephens from the Spanish and the United States flag was raised for the first time on soil that would eventually belong to Alabama.

Old St. Stephens

Old St. Stephens today
Old St. Stephens today

“Old State Bank in Decatur, now preserved as a museum, was opened in 1833 as one of three branches of the Alabama State Bank.”

Old State Bank of Decatur

Old State bank decatur feature

“The state’s worst day for tornadoes was March 21, 1932, when a series of twisters touched down across the state…with estimates of a death toll at more than 300.”

“The state’s first railroad, the Tuscumbia Railway Co., was incorporated in 1830 and ran about two miles between Tuscumbia Landing at the Tennessee River to Tuscumbia.”


ALABAMA FOOTPRINTS Exploration: Lost & Forgotten Stories (Volume 1)

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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  1. Interesting narrative on scuppernongs. We’re currently enjoying a jar of scuppernong jelly made by one of my high school classmates in Selma. He still lives there and enjoys canning fruit as a hobby.

  2. Ted N JoAnn Pacello

    History of Alabama is great, keep the interesting history posted, thank you.

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