Tag: Alabama history

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Huntsville could have been named Dittosville!

In history books, John Hunt has been credited with being the first white settler of Huntsville, but there was another white settler in the…

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Is this a photograph from the Titanic? [see film] No, it is one of many steamships built by an Alabama native before the Civil War

When the building of steamboats was still in its infancy, one Alabamian built floating palaces, as fine and as fast as money could produce. He…

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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…

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Unidentified photographic treasures at the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Frequently, I run across interesting unidentified photographic treasures. Here are a few I found at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. If you…

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Part VIII – Early Cherokee County, Alabama – Early Reminiscences of J. D. Anthony born in 1825!

CHEROKEE COUNTY, ALABAMA REMINISCENCES OF ITS EARLY SETTLEMENT By Rev. J. D. Anthony Part VIII A clipping from the Gadsden Times (Transcribed with misspelled…

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Greensboro was first named the Russell Settlement, and then renamed Troy, Alabama

EARLY GREENSBORO, HALE COUNTY, ALABAMA Settled by the Russell family The locality of Greensboro was settled in 1816 by a large family connection named Russell,…

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Part VII – Early Cherokee County, Alabama – Early Reminiscences of J. D. Anthony born in 1825!

Wars and rumors of war in Cherokee County, Alabama CHEROKEE COUNTY, ALABAMA REMINISCENCES OF ITS EARLY SETTLEMENT By     By Rev. J. D.…

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Part V – Early Cherokee County, Alabama – Early Reminiscences of J. D. Anthony born in 1825!

No bacon or grease for the beans and cabbage? This was the solution in early days of Alabama CHEROKEE COUNTY, ALABAMA REMINISCENCES OF ITS…

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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…