Tag: 1950’s

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Did you know that Vulcan was once at Fair Park in West End, Birmingham, Alabama?

MEMORIES OF ENSLEY by Caroline I was born in Ensley, I believe on a corner of Prince Street. There were streets like 'Ave. I'--'G'…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

PATRON + FUNNY FRIDAY: It is hard to demonstrate jumping rope in a pencil thin skirt and 2 inch heels

Do you remember these days? WHEN TEACHERS COULDN'T WEAR PANTS by Dorothy Graham Gast Two years after public school teachers in other schools were wearing…

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…