Tag: American History

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PATRON + The author of ‘The Great Gatsby’, F. Scott Fitzgerald married an Alabamian, Zelda Sayre

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald an American novelist and the wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in Alabama. Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald 1921…

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Many Alabama colonial ancestors embraced the Quaker faith and were persecuted for their beliefs

Faith and Courage: 2nd Edition -presents the religious persecution of Quakers in Pre-Revolutionary War days of America intertwined with a love story. The characters…

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PATRON + SATURDAY SECRETS – Have you ever wondered how to renew old crepe fabric? Here is how our ancestors did it

Woman's mourning bonnet in hard crape, c.1880 (Wikipedia) Click to learn how to Become a Patron! Crape/Crepe is a silk, wool, or synthetic fiber…

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Anne Newport Royall – relates how Huntsville celebrated President Washington’s birthday in 1821

[Anne Newport Royall was alive to witness the Revolutionary War and recorded her sentiments about the experience in this letter written on President Washington's…

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PATRON + SATURDAY SECRETS – Have you ever tried to remove wall-paper from an old house? This is the paste that may have been used

Wallpaper was the rage in the 1890s and this is the way our ancestors made the paste to hang the wallpaper from wheat flour.…

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PATRON + SATURDAY SECRETS – The missing or lost sock dilemma seems to have been around for ages according to this 1890s story

Evidently, there was a problem with personal clothing and garments being lost in the 1890s just as there is today. They seem to have…