Tag: 1800’s

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH PODCAST -The Yazoo Land Fraud – a massive problem for the new government

When peace finally came between the United States and Great Britain, the colonists acquired the territory east of the Mississippi and north of the…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

One man’s passion for a school, revealed in this personal account from 1919, changed hundred’s of lives if not thousands.

This minister's passion for a school changed many lives. The Story Of The Downing Industrial School by Reverend J.M. Shofner Brewton, Alabama 1919 While…

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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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PATRON + 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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Village of Washington in 1886 – names of people – first county seat of Autauga County, Alabama

[Great descriptions of people and where they lived in early Autauga county, Alabama before 1886!] VILLAGE OF WASHINGTON, AUTAUGA COUNTY, ALABAMA (from history of…

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Fayette and Marion County -A story of a street killing by a man who escaped punishment

(This article has been exactly transcribed (with misspelled and grammar mistakes) from FIFTY-FIVE YEARS IN WEST ALABAMA that was printed in the Tuscaloosa Gazette August 12, 1886)…