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Many Alabama colonial ancestors embraced the Quaker faith and were persecuted for their beliefs

Faith and Courage: 2nd Edition -presents the religious persecution of Quakers in Pre-Revolutionary War days of America intertwined with a love story. The characters…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

John Wilkes Booth was in the first play held at the Old Montgomery Theatre

John Wilkes Booth was in the first play held at the Old Montgomery Theatre The old Montgomery Theatre described here became the Webber Department…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH PODCAST [see films, story, pics] On the 1st day of January 1953, Hank Williams died at the young age of twenty-nine

He was born September 17, 1923, in Mount Olive, Butler County, Alabama and was regarded as one of the most significant and influential musicians of…

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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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PATRON – Greenwood Cemetery is one of the oldest in Tuscaloosa, Alabama – these inscriptions includes many notes about early pioneers of Tuscaloosa

GREENWOOD CEMETERY, TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA  (Transcriptions below are from - The Alabama Historical Quarterly, Vol. 04, No. 04, Winter Issue 1942) Greenwood cemetery located in…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Can you believe the Warrior River froze on January 30, 1940? Be sure to scroll to see the photograph at the bottom of this page

We've had some very cold days in the southeast the past few years, but I wonder if any can match some of these storms. In…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Remember those cold days in Alabama with no central heat and Vicks Vapo rub [see vintage film] was the remedy for a cold?

"On January 30, 1966,  Alabama experienced its coldest ever recorded temperature of -27°F at New Market in Madison County. The average low temperature during…