Tag: 1930’s

Days Gone By - stories from the past

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…

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,…

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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…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

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…