Tag: Alabama history

Days Gone By - stories from the past

My first job at Sylacauga cotton Mill – with [rare film footage of Avondale Mills in 50’s]

[Many people in the Sylacauga area around the time of WWII can probably relate to this story.] As told to Donna R. Causey by  Pearl…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH PODCAST -Actress Lillian Russell discovered the anguish of chigger bites in Alabama – funny story

Jackson Hotel at Blount Springs ca. 1900  Blount Springs - summer resort in rural setting “Blount Springs's mineral springs and rural setting made it…

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PATRON – Alabama Governor’s daughter marries a Canadian, Candidates & other local Crenshaw County news in 1908

(Excerpt transcribed from Crenshaw County News, Luverne, Alabama January 16, 1908) ALABAMA CULLINGS Governor's Daughter Weds Miss Catherine Comer, daughter of Governor and Mrs.…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -An early resident (ca.1829) of Mooresville, Alabama reflects on the town, its citizens and surroundings

RECOLLECTIONS OF CAROLINE LEADINGHAM Transcribed from The Alabama Historical Quarterly, Vol. 18, No. 03, Fall Issue 1956 -- Continued below Our home and the…

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One man’s passion for a school, revealed in this personal account from 1919, changed hundred’s of lives if not thousands.

This minister's passion for a school changed many lives. The Story Of The Downing Industrial School by Reverend J.M. Shofner Brewton, Alabama 1919 While…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH PODCAST -[film] Did you know the first Alabama radio broadcast made to Thomas Edison from Auburn University?

First Radio in Alabama The state of Alabama did not have a licensed radio station until 1922. The first Alabama's radio broadcast was made to Thomas…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -Aaron Burr hid in Dismals Canyon in Franklin County, Alabama after killing political rival Alexander Hamilton [pictures]

Dismals Canyon is located in the town of Phil Campbell in the northwestern part of Franklin County, Alabama. Several outlaws have allegedly hidden in the…

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PATRON + Interesting Editorial from Alabama newspaper written in Alabama July 15, 1865 about the mindset of many in the South

(Excerpt transcribed from The Livingston Journal, July 15, 1865) The undertaking (of) the publication of a newspaper at this time, we are fully aware…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -The oldest incorporated town in Alabama has connections to two US Presidents [old photographs & film]

Even though it encompasses only 64 acres, Mooresville can boast to being the oldest incorporated town in Alabama and has a connection with two Presidents…