Tag: 1940’s

Days Gone By - stories from the past

AUTHOR SUNDAY – Spring in the Country – I learned my lesson the hard way

SPRING IN THE COUNTRY by Becki McAnnally Being raised in the country in Helena, Alabama during the forties was in many ways an idyllic…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

PATRON + “Clarke County, Alabama girls were encouraged to teach school in 1880 as this interview reveals”

The Armistead's John [P?] Armistead Grove Hill, Alabama Interview Life History Annie Webb Clarke County (Transcribed from Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, WPA Federal…

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PATRON + 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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PATRON + 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…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

AUTHOR SUNDAY: 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

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

ROMULUS SCHOOL by Dorothy Graham Gast One of the best things about living in the same place for many years is the many layers…

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PATRON + On September 30, 1945: Aliceville Camp, a prisoner-of-war camp in Pickens County for members of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel’s Africa Korps, was deactivated.[pics & film]

In 1940, Aliceville in Pickens County, Alabama was an isolated, rural small town with a population of around 2,000 located in West Central Alabama.…