Tag: 1940’s

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Do you know of any one-room schoolhouses that are still active?

One-room schoolhouses were common in rural communities before the 1940s, but they often meant that more advanced courses were not offered to many students.…

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

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…

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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…