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Don’t miss out on the sale –Over half-price off this paperback!

Click here to see the paperback version of Alabama Footprints Confrontation is on sale for $5.49 (List price $12.97) just in time for Christmas…

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PATRON + MONDAY MUSINGS: New Year’s resolutions of Henry Hydenwell in 1852

It is December 31, 1852, and Henry Hydenwell sits at his desk. He dips his pen in ink and begins to write his New…

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So this is why Santa’s reindeer have good directions & manage to find all the houses on Christmas Eve! [photographs]

THE TRUTH ABOUT SANTA'S REINDEER IS REVEALED According to the Alaskan Department of Fish and game, Both male and female reindeer grow antlers…

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PATRON + RECIPE WEDNESDAY: Try something new for Christmas – this is an old Alabama Fruit cake which features watermelon preserves

ALABAMA FRUIT CAKE 1924 recipe from Alabama Extension Service 1 lb. butter ¾ lb. sugar 9 eggs 1 lb. flour 2 tbsp. baking powder…

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She died before Christmas – Parents love for a child has no bounds – this story is a heart breaker

A cemetery is a strange place to find a miniature red-brick house complete with windows, fireplace, front porch with a mailbox. There is such…

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Alabama was the first state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday [see parade pictures from the 1950s in Alabama]

Note: This story has been reported in newspapers since the 1930s, and is all over the internet including the History.com but the Alabama Department of…

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Gadsden – City of Champions was an exciting place Christmas of 1940- [vintage photos from Christmas 1940 & film]

The first substantial white settlement in what is now Gadsden was a village called "Double Springs".This was begun by a mixed American Indian and…