Tag: 1810’s

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Bell Factory in Madison County is a very historic place which dates back to 1819.

Bell Factory is located in Madison County, Alabama and is the site of the earliest important textile mill of any consequence in the South.…

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PATRON – The first governor of Alabama Territory, Gov. William Wyatt Bibb, wrote this message to the Legislature of the Alabama Territory

The first governor of Alabama Territory, Gov. William Wyatt Bibb, wrote this message to the Legislature of the Alabama Territory (Transcribed from Natchez Gazette,…

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PATRON + Anne Newport Royall – A letter written in 1817 describes the frivolity of Huntsville, Alabama & meeting with Major Rose

Anne Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) traveler and author, was one of the first newspaperwomen in America. When her husband died…

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PATRON + Anne Newport Royall – John Hunt killed hundreds of rattlesnakes each day on his property in Huntsville, Alabama

Anne Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was a traveler and writer and was one of the first newspaperwomen. She married Captain…

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PATRON + This personal diary of Alabama pioneers from 1816 reveals what life was like in surveying the wilderness of Alabama for a place to settle

(Imagine what it was like traversing Alabama alone when it was a wilderness. You can hear the tension in Richard Breckenridge's words as he…