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AUTHOR SUNDAY: To Grandmother’s house we go – this story will take you back to visits with Grandparents!

To Grandmother's house we go by Ben White Many fall weekends, our family, Dad, Mother and three children, would catch the Trailways bus and…

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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…

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PATRON + UPDATED WITH PODCAST Did you know that actor Mickey Rooney had two children that were born in Alabama?

Betty Jane Rase, was a teenager from Phillips High School in Birmingham, Alabama, then she became Miss Birmingham, Miss Alabama and was suddenly propelled onto the…

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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 – On November 24, 1941 – Fire Department in Tuscumbia asks for old toys to repair for needy children

SECOND APPEAL FOR TOYS MADE BY FIRE CHIEF (Transcribed from 1941 news clipping) Contributions Will Be Given To Poor Families During Christmas Season With…

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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…