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PATRON + MONDAY MUSINGS: Mules were valuable to many Alabama farmers – here is why

ON THE USE OF MULES (From an old newspaper abstract) Mules, on a general average, live more than twice as long as horses. They…

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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…