Tag: Alabama history

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Perhaps this is why many people left Alabama in 1837

Many people left Alabama for greener pastures during this financial panic. (continued below) FLUSH TIMES IN ALABAMA (transcribed from History of Alabama and Dictionary…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Beautiful [photographs] of home of Benjamin P. Worthington, pioneer and a founder of Birmingham, Alabama

These historic photographs take you back in time. Benjamin Pinkney "Pink" Worthington was a pioneer of the area around Avondale/Lakeview area of Birmingham, Alabama.…

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Have you seen the glowworms at Dismals Canyon in Phil Campbell, Alabama? Spring is the best time

Dismals Canyon in Phil Campbell, Franklin County, Alabama holds much history as well as much naturally pristine beauty. From being a hideout for outlaws…

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Can you believe the Warrior River froze on January 30, 1940? Be sure to scroll to see the photograph at the bottom of this page

We've had some very cold days in the southeast the past few years, but I wonder if any can match some of these storms. In…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Did you know Birmingham once had two flourishing horse racetracks in the 1890s? – [old pictures and map]

Two horse racetracks flourished around the turn of the century in Birmingham, Alabama. Trotwood Park was located at 75th Street and 9th Avenue North.…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

SUNDAY SOLILOQUY: It starts in Newfoundland but ends up in McCalla, Alabama – but few people know about it

The Mountain Stops Here by Shannon Hollon Many folks in the hamlet of McCalla Alabama don't know that the Appalachian mountains ends in their…

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Cherokee County – a site where the ‘Trail of Tears’ Indians were placed in a stockade [film & photographs]

Relationship with the Indians The relations of the settlers of Cherokee County with the Cherokees in the country were very friendly. Many of the…

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Cullman County was created by the Legislature January 24, 1877

STORY UPDATED Cullman celebrates its German heritage each October with Cullman Oktoberfest. Cullman County was created by the Legislature January 24, 1877. It was…

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Elmore County, Alabama [film and photographs] was home to many Native American towns

Update: Next Fort Toulouse - Fort Jackson frontier days are on November 7, 2018 - Mark your calendar. Elmore County created 1866 Elmore County…