Tag: Alabama history

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Biography: Robert Henry Boykin born March 11, 1839

Happy Birthday! ROBERT HENRY BOYKIN (1839-1871) (submitted by Noel H. Haynes) Robert Henry Boykin's Grave outside Seale, Al. Highway 164 on the old Boykin…

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Varner-Alexander House [old photographs] – built by pioneer William Varner still remains in Tuskegee

(Thankfully this beautiful old home has been saved and fully restored.  It is now the residence of Tuskegee University's President.) (continued below) VARNER-ALEXANDER HOUSE ALSO…

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Found! An amazing film of 1914 Montgomery was recovered from the Alabama state treasurer’s vault

Early film of Montgomery in 1914 was discovered in the Alabama State Treasurer's vault. Thankfully, it was turned over to the Alabama Department of Archives and…

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Great Depression experiment – Skyline Farms – [vintage photographs] Part 3 – The men had to build their own homes

Skyline Farms, a resettlement community in 1935, to provide help to farmers in the Great Depression was built by the resettled farmers in Jackson…

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Did you know that General Sam Houston, the first and third president of the Republic of Texas, married an Alabama native?

General Samuel "Sam" Houston (March 2, 1793 – July 26, 1863) was an American politician and soldier, best known for his role in bringing…

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There is a connection with this old plantation mansion and Auburn University. [old photographs film]

The beautiful plantation mansions of Glennville, Alabama have a connection with Auburn University. Glennville was named for Rev. James E. Glenn who came to…

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Alabama signed a tentative agreement to purchase West Florida for $1,000,000 – this is what happened next

Alabama tried to annex and purchase West Florida many times. Here is what happened when they tried. The land to West Florida, located under…

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BIOGRAPHY: Thomas Bivin Creagh, (1788- Feb. 1842)

THOMAS BIVIN CREAGH BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1788-Feb. 1842) Ireland, Virginia, Wilcox County, Alabama (Copyrighted excerpt from The Grand Masters of Free & Accepted Masons of…