Tag: DALLAS COUNTY

Days Gone By - stories from the past

There was a rumor that Vice-President William Rufus King from Alabama had a secret life

On July 4, 1850 at a hot July 4th celebration at the Washington Monument, President Zachary Taylor died five days later on July 9,…

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BIOGRAPHY: Truman Heminway Aldrich born October 17, 1848 – photograph

Happy Birthday! TRUMAN HEMINWAY ALDRICH BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1848-1932) SHELBY, JEFFERSON, DALLAS COUNTY   Truman Heminway Aldrich was a mining engineer in Alabama. He…

News - from the past & the present

Actual newspaper account of a sad tragedy in Selma between two well-known families published on July 4, 1877

(This is the actual 1877 newspaper account of a murder that took place between two respected families in Selma, Alabama. What a tragedy over…

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PATRON + Summerfield – Beautiful, rare [film, photographs & story] of a forgotten college and community in Alabama

Summerfield had many grand houses and a beautiful college in pre-Civil War, Alabama.  Denominational college for boys and girls in pre-Civil War, Alabama The…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

PATRON + A Tennessee newspaper moved often, then ceased publication in Selma, Alabama

Francis M. “Franc” Paul established the Chattanooga Daily Rebel in August 1862, after the town’s two newspapers had merged, then suspended publication earlier that year. "The Rebel was…

News - from the past & the present

AUTHOR SUNDAY – The old corduroy road still runs quietly through the woods of Alabama but is not recognized for what it is

ALONG THE CORDUROY ROAD The old home place stood among large oak trees at the top of a hill, more of a rise actually,…