Tag: Alabama history

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Do you remember the pneumatic tube cash system?

OLD BUILDING'S CHARM by Jean Butterworth I love old buildings. Recently one old building in Tuscaloosa was saved from possible destruction through the efforts…

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Is there anything more southern than a butterbean festival? This town in Jefferson County has an annual one.

"In the early 1800's, Andrew Jackson's soldiers became the area's first settlers after their victory at Horseshoe Bend. In 1861, residents from the community…

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Today is Hank Williams, Sr’s birthday – Celebrate by visiting his hometown in Georgiana & a birthday bash in Montgomery

This is a great day to celebrate Hank Williams, Sr.'s birthday. Start with a visit to the museum of his boyhood home in Georgiana, then…

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MONDAY MUSINGS: Do you remember trying to diaper a squirming baby using diaper pins? – these vintage pictures from Auburn Univ. reveal the past

I discovered these old photographs from Auburn University while doing some research.  If you have more information about them, click on the link at…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

The south is known for front porches, but Brantley, Alabama has been dubbed “the front porch capital of the south”

Brantley was established on 40 acres of property purchased from Thomas H. Wyatt by the Brantley Land Company. It was first called Sasserville, then…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Silverhill, Baldwin County, Alabama – immigrants from throughout the World settled in this small community

Around the turn of the century, immigrants from many regions of the United States and from other countries began populating Baldwin County: Italians settled…

News - from the past & the present

Did you know that an Alabama woman once sued author Margaret Mitchell who wrote the classic novel, Gone with the Wind, for plagiarism?

Here is a newspaper account from The Tuscaloosa News, August 2, 1937 about the suit of  an Alabama woman A Suit Comes To An…