Tag: Early Alabama

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Have you ever observed a ghost at this former Dallas Mill area in Huntsville at night? {vintage pics}

Dallas Cotton Mill, in Huntsville, Alabama burned in the summer of 1991. It operated from 1892 to 1949 and ghost stories about a man…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Did you know about these Alabama firsts? [see pics]- Skeleton of pre-historic man found in cave, 1st trolley & 1st human rocket

Did you know......? "The world's first Electric Trolley System was introduced in Montgomery in 1886." Below: A busy street in Montgomery in the mid-1880s.…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Gen. Woodward tells of coming to Alabama Governor’s aid during a fistfight in this letter written Nov. 1858

Catoma Creek Falls near old Montgomery, Alabama Wheeling, Winn Parish, Louisiana November 27th, 1858. To J. J. Hooper, Esq: Dear Sir: My health has…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Did you know that in 1932 the Birmingham Municipal Airport was the only airport in the South that received an A-T-A rating [vintage photographs]

The Birmingham Airport opened in 1931. At the time of the opening a Birmingham to Los Angeles flight took 19 hours.  It was dedicated…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH PODCAST -[film] Did you know the first Alabama radio broadcast made to Thomas Edison from Auburn University?

First Radio in Alabama The state of Alabama did not have a licensed radio station until 1922. The first Alabama's radio broadcast was made to Thomas…

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Stafford Hotel in Tuscaloosa sits on land of female college dating back to 1830 [old pics]

Stafford Plaza in 2009 stands on old site of first Alabama Female Academy in Tuscaloosa, Alabama ALABAMA FEMALE INSTITUTE (First called  Alabama Female Academy…