Tag: 1880’s

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Northport, suburb of Tuscaloosa once had two female colleges

The information and illustrations below are excerpts from a book written in 1887 as a prospectus for future investors in Tuscaloosa. Inside of the…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Knights of Pythias established in 1864 to promote friendship between north and south [old photographs]

The Order of Knights of Pythias aim was to heal the wounds between the North and South and promote friendship among men and relieve suffering.…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Did you know that Bear Creek in Marion County, Alabama was once called Allen’s Factory – Here is why

Before 1861, Bear Creek in Marion County, Alabama was known as Allen's Factory. It was named for the first settlers of that name who built…

News - from the past & the present

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…

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

Patron member story  - Click …/ to see how to Become a Patron and unlock this story now. October 2, 1884 - Land ownership notices and witness…