Tag: 1940’s

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Sheffield, Alabama has a historic village laid out in the form of the Liberty Bell [films & pics]

WWI need for nitrates During 1916 as the United States was drawing closer to involvement in the war in Europe, it became apparent to…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Ain’t No Spring Chickens, [story, pictures & song] are sure to bring back memories to many in Alabama

(Do you remember mail and chickens being delivered by train? This is a cute story that will bring back memories. Enjoy the song at the end.)…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

The Last Confederate Reunion in Alabama was held in September 1944 – all the men were in their 90s [see story & photographs]

(This has been exactly transcribed as written in 1944  in The Alabama Historical Quarterly) LAST CONFEDERATE REUNION What will probably prove to be the last…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Do you remember these places from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s in Birmingham, Alabama?

BIRMINGHAM MEMORIES 40's, 50's, and 60's by Milo J. "Jerry" Heis I REMEMBER: East Lake Park when there were still remnants of the Fair…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

MONDAY MUSINGS: Do you remember trying to diaper a squirming baby using diaper pins? – these vintage pictures from Auburn Univ. reveal the past

I discovered these old photographs from Auburn University while doing some research.  If you have more information about them, click on the link at…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

SUNDAY SOLILOQUY: Romulus School – Only the oldest residents remember the old wooden school by the apple orchard

SUNDAY SOLILOQUY: Romulus School - Only the oldest residents remember the old wooden school by the apple orchard ROMULUS SCHOOL by Dorothy Graham Gast…

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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…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Native-Americans from Oklahoma visited Alabama on 1st Flag Day in World War Memorial Building

Completed in 1940 with Works ProgressAdministration Funds (WPA), Alabama's World War Memorial Building houses the Alabama Department of Archives and History today. The dedication…