Tag: Alabama history

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Many early settlers to Alabama were trying to get away from the Revolutionary War

The first wave of migration to the Alabama area began in the Mississippi Territory around 1798. Around 4,500 people, including slaves, were living along…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Anne Newport Royall – in 1818 she was one of America’s 1st newspaperwomen & relied on Masonic connections to fund her travels

Anne Newport Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was a traveler and writer and was one of the first newspaperwomen. At the…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Gunpowder explodes in warehouse at Mobile and destroys half the town. [pictures & list of wounded soldiers]

On April 12, 1865 the Civil War ended when Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his command to U.S. General Ulysses S. Grant at…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Imagine sharing your telephone with eight families? That is how it used to be before when phones were first in homes

Eight Party Line Back Then When I was in high school we had one rotary black dial telephone that was an eight party line. …

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Francis Scott Key who wrote America’s national anthem was sent as a peacemaker between settlers and Indians in Alabama [photographs]

Francis Scott key arrived in Alabama in the role as peacemaker as can be seen below. (CONTINUED from Part II) (This was transcribed by…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Anne Newport Royall – A letter written in 1817 describes the frivolity of Huntsville, Alabama & meeting with Major Rose

Anne Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) traveler and author, was one of the first newspaperwomen in America. When her husband died…

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List of all the Free & Accepted Masons of Alabama in 1921 – Lodges were started before Alabama was a state

FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF ALABAMA Transcribed from:History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 2 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen…

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FEATURED BOOK: a delightful journey back to the Alabama days of the 1940s – 60s with a person who lived them

(FEATURED BOOK is the place we share books with Alabama connections on www.alabamapioneers.com  Email AP at [email protected]  for more information on how your book can…