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AUTHOR – SUNDAY: These men sacrificed to save their jobs in Bibb County, Alabama

We Needed those jobs by Shannon Hollon My GGrandfather Dunbar Campbell was born 12/1/1899 in Scottsville Ala. (Bibb County).He was the son of Dr.…

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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 + 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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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.)…

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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.…