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Glennville Plantation, Russell County, Alabama was truly a majestic mansion [see film]

GLENNVILLE PLANTATION Glennville, Russell County, Alabama Glennville Plantation was built 1842-44 by Col. Americus Mitchell who came to the town of Glennville, just…

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Walker County, [historic pictures] the home of C. J. Harris, a finalist in American Idol 2014 & the Music Park

Old York USA Heritage & Music Park  C. J. Harris, one of three finalists from Alabama on American Idol, in 2014, brought considerable attention…

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FEATURED BOOK: a delightful journey back to the Alabama days of the 1940s – 60s with a person who lived them

(FEATURED BOOK is the place we share books with Alabama connections on www.alabamapioneers.com  Email AP at [email protected]  for more information on how your book can…

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Extreme Kayakers test their fate & the reason for the Masonic Monument at Noccalula Falls is unveiled

Some extreme kayakers tested their fate in the video below in 2011 when they went over the 90-foot waterfall in their kayaks. I wonder if they saw…

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Camp Ground Bethlehem Church, Graham, Alabama dates back to 1852 – with link to cemetery survey

History of Camp Ground Bethlehem Church, Graham Alabama by Mrs. W. M. Caskey Mississippi  of Calif.  in 1979 The Old Brockville Camp Ground Bethlehem…

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Vintage 1939 photographs of the progress in education and schools at Gee’s Bend, Wilcox County, Alabama

During 1937, the  Federal Resettlement agency (a part of Roosevelt's New Deal program) purchased the old Pettway plantation and two adjacent farms in the…

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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…