Tag: Alabama history

News - from the past & the present

UPDATED WITH PODCAST – Did you know that a woman from Birmingham, Alabama patented the first workable windshield wiper?

Mary Anderson was born in Greene County, Alabama in 1866. She moved with her widowed mother and sister to the booming town of Birmingham, Alabama…

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PATRON + Gen. LaFayette Letters – On March, 20th, 1825, Gen. Thomas Farrar wrote this letter about General LaFayette’s visit to Alabama

Governor Israel Pickens appointed General Thomas Farrar to accompany General LaFayette on his visit to Alabama in 1825. General Farrar wrote interesting letters about…

News - from the past & the present

Anne Newport Royall – relates how Huntsville celebrated President Washington’s birthday in 1821

[Anne Newport Royall was alive to witness the Revolutionary War and recorded her sentiments about the experience in this letter written on President Washington's…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Oldest cemetery in Madison County is disappearing in the woods and needs your help to preserve it

Madison County, Alabama is considered the birthplace of Alabama, established on December 13, 1808. One of the earliest known cemeteries is Cumberland Presbyterian Campground,…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH FILM Glennville Plantation – beautiful interior photographs and film of a time forgotten

Glennville Plantation also known as Elmoreland is truly a beautiful mansion. Click on this link and scroll to the bottom of the page to see more vintage…