Tag: Alabama history

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Extreme Kayakers test their fate & the reason for the Masonic Monument at Noccalula Falls is unveiled

Some extreme kayakers tested their fate in the video below in 2011 when they went over the 90-foot waterfall in their kayaks. I wonder if they saw…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Camp Ground Bethlehem Church, Graham, Alabama dates back to 1852 – with link to cemetery survey

History of Camp Ground Bethlehem Church, Graham Alabama by Mrs. W. M. Caskey Mississippi  of Calif.  in 1979 The Old Brockville Camp Ground Bethlehem…

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Anne Newport Royall – the tornado of 1822, cure snake bite, politics & the day all the citizens of Huntsville fled town

Anne Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was by some accounts the first professional woman journalist in the United States. When her…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

To Grandmother’s house we go – this story will take you back in time to visits with Grandparents!

To Grandmother's house we go by Ben White Many fall weekends, our family, Dad, Mother and three children, would catch the Trailways bus and…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

The 1937 University of Alabama football team [see films] had some controversial calls according to this article

Controversial calls reveal difficulties before instant replay in football Transcribed from The Tuscaloosa News -November 16, 1937 We look upon the Crimson Tide with…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Vintage 1939 photographs of the progress in education and schools at Gee’s Bend, Wilcox County, Alabama

During 1937, the  Federal Resettlement agency (a part of Roosevelt's New Deal program) purchased the old Pettway plantation and two adjacent farms in the…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

These vintage photographs from 1939 show how busy the cooperative store and mill in Gee’s Bend were in 1939

The Pettway family held the land of Gee's Bend until 1895 when they sold to it Adrian Sebastian Van de Graaff, an attorney from…

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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…

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Interesting description of a group of people called Cajans around Mobile Alabama written before 1940 –

THE CAJANS OF SOUTH ALABAMA Occupying the pine and oak woods of Mobile County in southern Alabama are a group of people of mixed…