Tag: Alabama

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PATRON + Birmingham was only about 25 years old when the photos in this film were taken

When Birmingham was a young city, this is what she looked like.... Notes about photos in the film. Durward Nickerson, Western Union messenger…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

A Tennessee woman was captured by Creek Indians & taken to Black Warrior town in Alabama

(This story was written in 1916. Mr. Clinton was a contributor to the old Alabama Historical Society, reprinted in The Alabama Historical Quarterly 1930) EARLY HISTORY…

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Anne Newport Royall – reports in a letter from 1821 of snakes that fly apart and plants that close their leaves

In 1818, before Alabama became a state, Anne Newport Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was a traveler in Alabama. After her…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

But wait – it’s not just any old doorknob! – This is a heartwarming story you’ll want to share

(Remembering Joyce Ray Wheeler who was a frequent contributor of wonderful stories to AP. I especially liked this heartwarming one. Joyce Ray Wheeler passed away November…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH PODCAST – A historic ghost town in Mississippi was once a prospering town in Marion County in Alabama

Artifacts date back to 600 B. C. The ghost town of Cotton Gin Port in Monroe County, Mississippi was once part of Marion County…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH PODCAST -An inspiring true-life story about the author of History of Eufaula, published in 1930 – Part I

An inspiring unedited true story from the author of History of Eufaula, published in 1930  SCROLL DOWN TO CONTINUE . . . True Life…