Tag: JEFFERSON COUNTY

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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UPDATED WITH PODCAST – Is the city of Birmingham, Alabama sitting above an underground river that connects with the Warrior River? There may be some truth to this story.

Over the years there has been considerable talk that Birmingham, Alabama sits over a large underground stream.  It is reported that early settlers of Birmingham…

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On Aug 6, 1879 – 30,000 people from Memphis fled from epidemic – some were put off in the woods rather than allow entrance into Alabama

On Aug 6, 1879 - 30,000 people from Memphis fled from epidemic - some were put off in the woods rather than allow entrance…

Alabama Pioneers HonoredBiographiesGenealogy Information

Biography: Hon. Felix Edward Blackburn born August 24, 1867 – photograph

Happy Birthday! HON. FELIX EDWARD BLACKBURN BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1867-1937) Perry and Jefferson County, Alabama Hon. Felix Edward Blackburn, attorney-at-law, Birmingham, Alabama was born…

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PATRON+ The University of Alabama was struggling to exist on February 12, 1874 when the first ed. of Birmingham Iron Age was published

The first edition of the Birmingham Iron Age was published in Birmingham, Alabama on February 12, 1874. A subscription cost $2.00 for a year,…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Do you know which school [click to see films & pics] in Alabama still exists after four moves, two fires, the Civil War and a name change?

Founded in 1833, on a farm near Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama. The College was first opened in 1833 as a manual labor institution as a…