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 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
“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.”