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Some Hinton genealogy research descendants of Malachi Hinton born 1730

Malachi Hinton was born March 5, 1730, in Chowan Co., North Carolina. He married Sarah Wimberly June 16, 1764, in Edgecombe co., North Carolina.…

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PATRON + SCHOOL DAYS OF MARY GILCHRIST POWELL IN EARLY 1900s

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

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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…

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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…

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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…