Tag: 1900’s

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Patron – Reward for escaped prisoner, a death and other events in Enterprise August 23, 1900

Patron – Reward for escaped prisoner, a death and other events in Enterprise August 23, 1900 (Transcribed excerpt from The People's Ledger, Enterprise, Alabama,…

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Fountain Heights [film, photographs] – a historic connection to Birmingham’s past – can it be saved?

Fountain Heights is one of Birmingham's historic neighborhoods, and was home to some of Birmingham's most prominent and wealthy business leaders, but today the…

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

Patron+ member story -Click …/ to see how to Become a Patron and unlock this story now.   The new bustling business district of the city…

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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…

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

Patron member story  - Click …/ to see how to Become a Patron and unlock this story now. (Transcribed extracts from The Silent Eye, Avondale, Jefferson County,…

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SUNDAY SOLILOQUY: Nature was the only kind of refrigeration or curing device we had – Wilcox County, Alabama

AND THEY CALLED IT INDEPENDENT PART IV By Marvin Malley Champion submitted by Jean Champion Butterworth This community had an open range. Everybody turning…

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

Patron member story  - Click …/ to see how to Become a Patron and unlock this story now. On September 18, 1903 in Alabama a strange fissure…

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Patron+ Good Ole Days – (Photos) Here is the way young women attending college dressed around 1900 when they went on an outing

Patron+ Member story The photographs below were made between 1890- 1910 and are probably of young women attending the Alabama Girls' Industrial School in Montevallo,…