Tag: Alabama history

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What really caused the sinking of the Monmouth and killing of over 300 Indians?

From WILD WEST, October 1998 When the Steamboat Monmouth sank in the Mississippi, Creek Indian passengers paid the price. By Cecil Meares Picture of the…

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Picture of a Cottingham house built ca. 1707 in Maryland is an ancestor of Bibb County, Alabama Cottinghams

During my research for my latest historical fiction novel in this series, I was excited to discover a photograph (below) of a Cottingham house…

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Is there a music muse in Muscle Shoals? Read this and decide for yourself [pictures & video]

Called the Singing River The Cherokees who lived in the northwestern corner of Alabama called the river that flowed through their territory “Unashay” —…

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Patron – The Butler County News – 1914 includes personal news from the community of New Home about visits from relatives.

(Excerpts transcribed from The Butler County News, Georgiana, Alabama September 10, 1914) NEW HOME Mr. Ed Tillman, of Opp, visited his aunt, Mrs. J.…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Did you know that the University Club in Tuscaloosa was once the Governor’s Mansion? [vintage pictures]

The history of the beautiful University Club in Tuscaloosa dates back to the very beginning of the state of Alabama. Captain James H. Dearing,…