Tag: 1950’s

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Photographs from the past -Photographs of Auburn University students in 1956 Parade

Old Auburn photographs found at Alabama Department of Archives and History. . . Photographs made by Bill Wood. of the 1956 Wreck Tech Pajama…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH PODCAST -A simple missile stands on a corner in Huntsville, a symbol of the space race with Russia in October 1957 & January 1958

In October 1957, Sputnik was launched by the Russians, but the US scientist in the then small town of Huntsville, Alabama were not far…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Alabama was the first state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday [see parade pictures from the 1950s in Alabama]

Note: This story has been reported in newspapers since the 1930s, and is all over the internet including the History.com but the Alabama Department of…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

“To supplement his GI Bill income he had tutored Bear Bryant’s football boys – china was too expensive”

Cute story reveals a little about life in the 1950s..... China Teardrops by Joyce Ray Wheeler It was September of the year 1953. A…