Tag: Alabama

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Selma is one of the oldest surviving cities in Alabama [photographs & film]

Selma is known worldwide The city of Selma in Dallas County, Alabama is known worldwide due to its prominence in the Civil Rights struggles…

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PATRON + Magnolia Grove, Greensboro, the old home of Richard Pearson Hobson of “The Sinking of the Merrimac” fame

Magnolia Grove, located at 1002 Hobson Street in Greensboro, Alabama is a historic site and museum located in Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama that is…

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…