Tag: 1850’s

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Alabama Journey to Texas – Back to Home Sweet Home Alabama in 1854 Part IV

Continued from Part III (This has been transcribed from The Alabama Historical QuarterlyThe Alabama Historical Quarterly, Vol. 33, Nos. 03 & 04, Fall and…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Learn this beautiful song and you will know the Cherokee alphabet! Excerpt from Hugh Cardon’s History of Cherokee County written in 1936 – Part III

The Alabama Cherokee Sequoyah invented the Cherokee alphabet and after 1829, the Cherokee people printed a weekly paper. HUGH CARDON'S HISTORY OF CHEROKEE COUNTY,…

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Thanksgiving was a Yankee holiday and not celebrated in Alabama until 1858 – here is why [vintage pictures]

Yankee holiday Thanksgiving was not observed as a holiday in Alabama until 1858 when the governors of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and North and South…