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Click here to see the paperback version of Alabama Footprints Confrontation is on sale for $5.49 (List price $12.97) just in time for Christmas…

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

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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…

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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Gee’s Bend was a part of Federal Government’s Resettlement Program in 1935 and a part of Roosevelts New Deal plan

GEE'S BEND, (BOYKIN), WILCOX COUNTY, ALABAMA Gee's Bend was originally named for Joseph Gee, an early large land owner from Halifax County, North Carolina…

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Gee’s Bend, Wilcox County, originally part of the abandoned Pettway Plantation, was isolated in 1937

Gee's Bend in Wilcox County, Alabama was originally a Plantation.  "The plantation was started by Joseph Gee and passed to his nephews Sterling and Charles…

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Gee’s Bend in Wilcox County, Alabama at the start of the Federal Government Resettlement Program in 1939

In 1937, the United States Government Resettlement Program purchased the old Pettway plantation and two adjacent farms in Wilcox County, Alabama and divided the land, then…

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Photographs of Gee’s Bend – two years after the assistance of the Federal Resettlement program in 1939 – new homes

The Resettlement Administration (RA) was a New Deal U.S. federal agency that, between April 1935 and December 1936, relocated struggling urban and rural families to communities planned by the…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST – Exclusive video released to Alabama Pioneers from Spark Media, Steel in the Magic City

The film below, entitled, Steel in the Magic City by Spark Media includes historic images of 1930s Birmingham, and is an Alabama Pioneers exclusive. Steel in…

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This man from Springville, Alabama became head of one of the largest programs in the United States and most people don’t know his name.

Did you or your parents participate in this program? Share your experiences in the comments below. June 26, 1935 was an important day for…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST Alabama was the 1st home for two programs that helped married men during the depression

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men from relief families…

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Ex-slave J. T. Brown – “Tom Brown” from Bullock County, Alabama was 102 in this photograph

(Transcribed and unedited story from a WPA (Works Projects Administration) writer FORMER SLAVE J. T. Brown 102 years old BULLOCK COUNTY, ALABAMA Interviewed by…

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Did you know that Skyline Farms actually started before the Federal Government assisted?

(Transcribed and unedited story from a WPA (Works Projects Administration) writer, William P. Burke Desperate farmers actually started Skyline Farms written by William P.…