Tag: Alabama history

Days Gone By - stories from the past

The beginning of Alabama occurred with a proclamation

This story can also be found in the book Alabama Footprints: Immigrants  Land Is Ceded For The Mississippi Territory in 1735 From 1735, large…

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PATRON + Would you travel 1000 miles on horseback to attend the University of Alabama? This 14-year-old boy did

JOHN MURRAY FORBES'S HORSEBACK TRIP TO ALABAMA IN 1831. By Thomas Semmes Forbes, Birmingham Originally written ca 1904 (Transcribed from Transactions of the Alabama…

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PATRON + This personal diary of Alabama pioneers from 1816 reveals what life was like in surveying the wilderness of Alabama for a place to settle

(Imagine what it was like traversing Alabama alone when it was a wilderness. You can hear the tension in Richard Breckenridge's words as he…

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PATRON + GOOD OLE DAYS: Children’s clothing has really changed as can be seen in these vintage photographs of some Alabama children

Fashions in children's clothing has changed over the years as can be seen by these interesting vintage photographs of unidentified children at the Alabama…