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These vintage photographs from 1939 show how busy the cooperative store and mill in Gee’s Bend were in 1939

The Pettway family held the land of Gee's Bend until 1895 when they sold to it Adrian Sebastian Van de Graaff, an attorney from…

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Interesting description of a group of people called Cajans around Mobile Alabama written before 1940 –

THE CAJANS OF SOUTH ALABAMA Occupying the pine and oak woods of Mobile County in southern Alabama are a group of people of mixed…

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Amazing letter of people & events in Calhoun County, Alabama – written in 1885 by one of the earliest settlers

 LETTER WRITTEN IN 1885 - FROM MISSISSIPPI FROM S.M. SMYTHE Recollections of One of the Earliest Settlers of Calhoun county Baldwin, Miss., May 11,…

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Gee’s Bend in Wilcox County, Alabama at the start of the Federal Government Resettlement Program in 1939

In 1937, the United States Government Resettlement Program purchased the old Pettway plantation and two adjacent farms in Wilcox County, Alabama and divided the land, then…

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Gee’s Bend, Wilcox County, originally part of the abandoned Pettway Plantation, was isolated in 1937

Gee's Bend in Wilcox County, Alabama was originally a Plantation.  "The plantation was started by Joseph Gee and passed to his nephews Sterling and Charles…

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Gee’s Bend was a part of Federal Government’s Resettlement Program in 1935 and a part of Roosevelts New Deal plan

GEE'S BEND, (BOYKIN), WILCOX COUNTY, ALABAMA Gee's Bend was originally named for Joseph Gee, an early large land owner from Halifax County, North Carolina…

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Photographs of Gee’s Bend – two years after the assistance of the Federal Resettlement program in 1939 – new homes

The Resettlement Administration (RA) was a New Deal U.S. federal agency that, between April 1935 and December 1936, relocated struggling urban and rural families to communities planned by the…

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The first speech given in the South by a sitting president which called for racial equality was given in Birmingham, Alabama in 1921. [vintage photographs]

Founded in 1871, Birmingham was a model city at this time – railroads, blast furnaces and steel mills marked its landscape.  It was a…

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The city of Hamilton in Marion County, Alabama was first known as Toll Gate & was site of the first toll road

Hamilton is located in the center of Marion County along Andrew Jackson's Military Road which was carved out of the wilds of Alabama by…

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Do you know anyone in these unidentified pictures from around the 1890s in Montevallo, Shelby County, Alabama?

Do you have information about these image? Click here to email Alabama Department of Archives and History: mailto:[email protected] and please include file name (located below image)…

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Visit Alabama’s Haunted history in Old Alabama Town this Friday evening and take a trip to the past

Have you ever visited Old Alabama Town in Montgomery, Alabama lately? From the purchase of the Ordeman House in 1967, the Landmarks Foundation and…

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SUNDAY SOLILOQUY: In this corner…Jiujitsu Joey from Gatlinburg Tennessee – Watch out for Kangaroo’s at the zoo!

In this corner...Jiujitsu Joey from Gatlinburg Tennessee by Shannon Hollon A few years ago we traveled to Gatlinburg Tennessee for a little family getaway…

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In his letter written in 1858, T. S. Woodward describes the Native Americans and the two forts seen in the videos below

[T. S. Woodward was an early settler in the state of Alabama and in 1858, he wrote letters to J. J. Hooper, Esq., a…