Tag: 1870’s

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Birmingham suddenly faced severe economic loss in spring of 1873

The early days of Birmingham, Alabama Up to the spring of 1873 the town (Birmingham) grew rapidly and had fairly won the title of…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH PODCAST -Actress Lillian Russell discovered the anguish of chigger bites in Alabama – funny story

Jackson Hotel at Blount Springs ca. 1900  Blount Springs - summer resort in rural setting “Blount Springs's mineral springs and rural setting made it…

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Biography: Luther Clarence Abbott born August 27, 1878 – photograph

Happy Birthday! LUTHER CLARENCE ABBOTT BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1878-1964) Shelby County, Alabama Luther Clarence Abbott was an enterprising man who held the responsible position…

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Part VIII – Excerpt from Hugh Cardon’s History of Cherokee County written in 1936

First Confederate Cannon was made from iron in Cherokee County, Alabama HUGH CARDON'S HISTORY OF CHEROKEE COUNTY, ALABAMA  Part VIII Mr. Hugh Cardon wrote…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

On Aug 6, 1879 – 30,000 people from Memphis fled from an epidemic – some were put off in the woods rather than allow entrance into Alabama

On Aug 6, 1879 - 30,000 people from Memphis fled from epidemic - some were put off in the woods rather than allow entrance…