Tag: 1930’s

Days Gone By - stories from the past

They could watch the chickens under the house

I have heard my grandfather(Big Daddy) Sidney Bearden b.1918 say they were so poor growing up" that they had cracks in the floors and…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

An amazing story and film about the small town of Slapout the hometown of a finalist’s from 2014 American Idol, Jessica Meuse

Holtville High School, Alabama A school in the National & International spotlight (Continued below) Holtville is 27 miles northwest of Montgomery, Alabama and is…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Rammed earth houses [photographs] in Gardendale, Jefferson County, Alabama – stood the test of time

Rammed earth houses in Gardendale are still standing even though they were built nearly 80 years ago! Rammed Earth house 1937 photographed by Arthur…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

The faces in these 1937 photographs of Coal Miners in and around Birmingham, Alabama reflect the difficulty of their job

These coal miners from Birmingham and Walker County, Alabama had no idea that when they went to work one cold morning in February of…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Old Tooth Pullers – when you’re desperate – this is what you had to do

The “Old Tooth Pullers” by Hylott L. Armstrong, Jr. Sometime in the 1920’s my Grandfather, William Henry (“Bill Henry”) Crawford, moved from Edgewater (a…

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Patron+ Did you know that in 1932 the Birmingham Municipal Airport was the only airport in the South that received an A-T-A rating [vintage photographs]

Patron+ member story  - Click …/ to see how to Become a Patron and unlock this story now. The Birmingham Airport opened in 1931. At the time…