Tag: 1880’s

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PATRON – Land claims of some early settlers in Bessemer, Alabama

  NOTICES FOR PUBLICATION (Transcribed extracts from the Herald-Journal (Bessemer, Alabama) Dec. 20, 1888) LAND OFFICE AT MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA November 21st, 1888 Notice is…

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PATRON – News gathered from Selma, Rome, Mobile, Montgomery, Atlanta and Birmingham News –October 20, 1883

News gathered from Selma, Rome, Mobile, Montgomery, Atlanta and Birmingham News –October 20, 1883 (Transcribed from Anniston Hot Blast, Anniston, Alabama, October 20, 1883)…

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PATRON – October 2, 1884 – Land ownership notices, witness names and ads from The Shelby Chronicle, Shelby County, Alabama.

October 2, 1884 - Land ownership notices and witness names from The Shelby Chronicle, Shelby County, Alabama. NOTICE NO. 3288 U. S. Land Office…

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…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

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…

News - from the past & the present

UPDATED WITH PODCAST – Is the city of Birmingham, Alabama sitting above an underground river that connects with the Warrior River? There may be some truth to this story.

Over the years there has been considerable talk that Birmingham, Alabama sits over a large underground stream.  It is reported that early settlers of Birmingham…