Tag: 1890’s

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William Powers ambition was to see children educated and remain free of debt

MR. WILLIAM POWERS DEAD Another of Lauderdale's Oldest and Best Citizens Gone (transcribed from Times Daily July 24, 1890, Florence, Alabama) This well-known citizen…

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PATRON + SATURDAY SECRETS – Have you ever tried to remove wall-paper from an old house? This is the paste that may have been used

Wallpaper was the rage in the 1890s and this is the way our ancestors made the paste to hang the wallpaper from wheat flour.…

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PATRON + The south is known for front porches, but Brantley, Alabama has been dubbed “the front porch capital of the south”

Brantley was established on 40 acres of property purchased from Thomas H. Wyatt by the Brantley Land Company. It was first called Sasserville, then…

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PATRON – Dec. 15, 1894 Marriages and school students mentioned in Times Daily, Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama

NAMES FROM MARRIAGE LICENSES AND SOME NAMES OF SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM TIMES DAILY DEC. 15, 1894 FLORENCE, LAUDERDALE COUNTY, ALABAMA Matrimony The following marriage…

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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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Do you know anyone in these unidentified pictures from around the 1890s in Montevallo, Shelby County, Alabama?

Do you have information about these image? Click here to email Alabama Department of Archives and History: mailto:[email protected] and please include file name (located below image)…

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On December 20th in 1978, a historic house was moved in Dothan, Alabama – [see this film of it being moved]

The Waddell farmhouse appears at home in Landmarks park, in Dothan, Alabama, but local people can tell you the story of the historic day on…

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East Lake Atheneum was girl’s school, an orphanage, Catholic offices & now a school again [old pics]

EAST LAKE ATHENEUM Private School for Young Ladies East Lake Atheneum in Birmingham, Alabama was a former private seminary of learning for young ladies. East…

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Did you know Birmingham once had two flourishing horse racetracks in the 1890s? – [old pictures and map]

Two horse racetracks flourished around the turn of the century in Birmingham, Alabama. Trotwood Park was located at 75th Street and 9th Avenue North.…

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The University of Alabama football team was represented by the Alabama cadets in 1892 [vintage pictures]

The 1892 Alabama Cadets football team represented the University of Alabama in the 1892 college football season. The team was led by head coach…