Tag: DALLAS COUNTY

Days Gone By - stories from the past

[Old Film & pictures of Dallas County, Alabama has over 1250 historic structures listed on the state and national historic registers

Selma in Dallas County, Alabama is well-known for it's history as a center for civil-rights struggles, but Dallas County also plays an integral part…

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PATRON + Kathryn Tucker Windham [film] tells the ghost story of John Parkman who haunts beautiful Sturdivant Hall in Selma, Alabama

[Do you love ghost stories and tall tales. This tall tale about Sturdivant Hall is told in a film by the late but great…

Alabama Pioneers HonoredBiographiesGenealogy Information

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…