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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…

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PATRON – Citizens of Florence mentioned in the following stories From the Florence Times October 6, 1905 – Lauderdale County, Alabama

Transcribed stories From the Florence Times October 6, 1905 – Lauderdale County, Alabama NEW MANUFACTURE FOR FLORENCE Railway Supply and Manufacturing Company Organized The…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST Laying the cornerstone for the future Auburn University in 1857 was quite an occasion

THE AUBURN MALE COLLEGE LAYING THE CORNERSTONE ITS ORGANIZATION Auburn, Ala., August 18, 1857 Published in The Alabama Historical Quarterly, Vol. 18, No. 02,…

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He wanted to split Dale County in two, even if it had to be done with a broad axe [old pictures]

This is a letter and information about two towns that no longer exists,  Honeytown & Hawridge {see picture below of students ca. 1900 of Haw Ridge school)…

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PATRON + Pioneer Talladega, Its Minutes and Memories Chapter 13 – Prices paid for Native American land

Photograph Mardis-House-U.S.-Highway-231-Talladega Alex-Bush-Photographer-February-4-1937 (Library of Congress) PIONEER TALLADEGA, ITS MINUTES AND MEMORIES By Jehu Wellington Vandiver CHAPTER XIII Probably it will be a matter…

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The last major battle fought on Alabama soil with the Native Americans was near Midway in present-day Bullock County, Alabama

The area which makes up Bullock County, Alabama belonged to the Creek Indians until the treaty of Fort Jackson ceded the western half of…

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PATRON – Queries from the past – Abel, Bryan, O’Bar, Manning, Rogers, Reid, Calvert, Posey, Roberts, Walker, Collins, Perry, Gunter, Farris

GENEALOGICAL INQUIRIES FROM THE PAST Transcribed from The Alabama Historical Quarterly, Vol. 08, No. 01, Spring Issue 1946. The authors of these queries have…

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Did you know that in 1932 the Birmingham Municipal Airport was the only airport in the South that received an A-T-A rating [vintage photographs]

The Birmingham Airport opened in 1931. At the time of the opening a Birmingham to Los Angeles flight took 19 hours.  It was dedicated…