Tag: 1900’s

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Downing Industrial School for Girls was a school ahead of its time

{The Downing Industrial School was an early school in Alabama for young ladies - and the life-long passion of one man}  Rev. J. M.…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH PODCAST Silverhill, Baldwin County, Alabama – immigrants from throughout the World settled in this small community

Around the turn of the century, immigrants from many regions of the United States and from other countries began populating Baldwin County: Italians settled…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

One-room schoolhouses were popular in early Alabama as these photographs indicate

Education was important to early pioneers of Alabama. One-room schoolhouses, log houses in communities, private homes, schoolhouses on large plantations, private academies, and mission schools…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Did you know six years before the Wright Bros. famous flight a manned glider flew 15 feet over Mobile Bay beach in Alabama?

Glider flew in 1893 over Mobile Bay beach The land around Brookley field in Mobile, Alabama has played a part in United States aviation…