Tag: 1930’s

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Patron+ I Can’t be Beat – the life story of Myrtle Morris Adams written in 1939

  (Transcribed and unedited (with misspelled and grammar errors) excerpt from a story written by WPA (Works Projects Administration) writer, Annie L. Bowman, Escambia County,…

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AUTHOR SUNDAY – The old corduroy road still runs quietly through the woods of Alabama but is not recognized for what it is

ALONG THE CORDUROY ROAD The old home place stood among large oak trees at the top of a hill, more of a rise actually,…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Amazing find – 1932 film of the Alabama aftermath of the massive tornado outbreak that killed possibly 300 people in Alabama on March 21, 1932

NOTE: The 1932 film includes a graphic scene of recovering a body so please do not view it if you are sensitive to such…

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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]

The Birmingham Airport opened in 1931. At the time of the opening a Birmingham to Los Angeles flight took 19 hours.  It was dedicated…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

She died before Christmas – Parents love for a child has no bounds – this story is a heart breaker

A cemetery is a strange place to find a miniature red-brick house complete with windows, fireplace, front porch with a mailbox. There is such…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH PODCAST Cauthen House in Auburn – grandchildren found coins where 1st house burned

(Transcribed and unedited story from a WPA (Works Projects Administration) Story continued below THE CAUTHAN HOME Lee County, Alabama by WPA writer Preston Klein…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -Why hasn’t the State of Alabama recognized this wonderful lady for her major accomplishments?

I had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing an extraordinary lady who grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, attended Ramsey High School, and went on to…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH PODCAST -An inspiring true-life story about the author of History of Eufaula, published in 1930 – Part II

(Continued from Part I) An inspiring unedited true story from the author of History of Eufaula, published in 1930  SCROLL DOWN TO CONTINUE . .…