Tag: Alabama history

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Fifty years ago the little town of Haleyville, Alabama was in the national spotlight!

On February 16, 1968, the first 9-1-1 emergency telephone system in the nation went into service in Haleyville. The town decided to institute an emergency number…

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Biography: David W. Hunter born ca. 1800 & Ambrose Hunter ca. 1800 Lawrence County

These biographies are also in the book Biographies of Notable and Not-So-Notable: Alabama Pioneers (Volume 1) AND First Families of Lawrence County, Alabama Volume…

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Thanks to untiring efforts of these men the telegraph and telephone finally came to Greensboro, Alabama

Communication with the outside world was slow coming in Greensboro, Alabama1 Telegraph Lines In 1869, the citizens of Greensboro donated a thousand dollars to induce…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH PODCAST – Sheffield, Alabama has a historic village laid out in the form of the Liberty Bell [films & pics]

WWI need for nitrates During 1916 as the United States was drawing closer to involvement in the war in Europe, it became apparent to…

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There were many historic Plantations near Faunsdale, Marengo County, Alabama

A number of National Register of Historic Places listed plantations are located a few miles from Faunsdale in Marengo County, Alabama. Faunsdale Plantation Faunsdale Plantation…