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Don’t miss out on the sale –Over half-price off this paperback!

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…

News - from the past & the present

High explosives were once manufactured in many small towns in Alabama

During WWII, several Alabama small towns manufactured high explosives for the War. Here is a news article from June, 1941 that reveals where the…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

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…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

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…

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

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…