Tag: 1930’s

Days Gone By - stories from the past

I wonder how many Alabamians could tell similar stories from the 1930s

During the 1930s, Great Depression era, many writers were employed to interview people and write stories about life in the United States. The program…

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 CAUTHEN HOME Lee County, Alabama by WPA writer Preston Klein…

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Shelby County once had the reputation as being the “moonshingest” county in the state of Alabama.

Interesting transcription of a story about Birmingham Moonshining From the Herald-Journal, Spartanburg, S.C.– April 9, 1935 by Robert H. Brown, Central Press Writer Birmingham,…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Marengo, an ante-bellum house that still stands in Lowndes County was once an educational center

During the 1930s Great Depression era, many writers were employed to interview people around the United States, so their experiences and life history could…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Vintage 1939 photographs of the progress in education and schools at Gee’s Bend, Wilcox County, Alabama

During 1937, the  Federal Resettlement agency (a part of Roosevelt's New Deal program) purchased the old Pettway plantation and two adjacent farms in the…

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PATRON + The 1937 University of Alabama football team [see films] had some controversial calls according to this article

Controversial calls reveal difficulties before instant replay in football Transcribed from The Tuscaloosa News -November 16, 1937 We look upon the Crimson Tide with…

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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…