Tag: 1900’s

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PATRON – December 14, 1901 – Christmas Superstitions and St. Nick’s new mode of transportation

(Transcribed extracts from The Silent Eye, Avondale, Jefferson County, Alabama December 14, 1901) CHRISTMAS SUPERSTITIONS People who are born on Christmas Eve have the…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Mobile, Alabama, a colony of France, Britain and Spain – this {film and old photographs} reveals its mixed heritage

 First Capital of Colonial French Louisiana "On January 20, 1702, French colonists, led by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, establish Fort Louis de la Mobile on a…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST – Did you know that a woman from Birmingham, Alabama patented the first workable windshield wiper?

Mary Anderson was born in Greene County, Alabama in 1866. She moved with her widowed mother and sister to the booming town of Birmingham, Alabama…

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PATRON – December 14, 1901 – Tuscaloosa elephant piano Montevallo murder, Bank runner missing, and Lawrence Co. murder, and more

(Transcribed extracts from The Silent Eye, Avondale, Jefferson County, Alabama December 14, 1901) MONTEVALLO MURDER Walter S. Cary, attorney, was shot and killed Friday…

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PATRON – On September 18, 1903, in Alabama a strange fissure developed in Madison County and cotton crop deteriorated

On September 18, 1903, in Alabama a strange fissure developed in Madison County and cotton crop deteriorated (Transcribed Extract from The Atmore Record Atmore,…

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Did you know that Birmingham, Alabama was dealing with major fires in 1905 that threatened to destroy the city?

    The new bustling business district of the city of Birmingham, Alabama was almost destroyed by fire in 1905- Here are some actual…