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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 – People and events in Alabama – Transcribed from Birmingham Iron Age, March 5, 1874

Excerpts about people and events in Alabama - transcribed from Birmingham Iron Age published in Birmingham, Alabama on March 5, 1874 by Duval, Roberts…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST – UAB baseball stadium was once the site of a ‘melting pot’ of Birmingham immigrants [old photographs]

The Jerry D. Young Memorial Field which now serves as the UAB Blazers Baseball Team's home field was once the location of Behrens Park…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST The Birmingham Zoo & Botanical Gardens sits on top of over 4700 graves

The land beneath homes and shopping centers in the community of Mountain Brook in Jefferson County, Alabama includes many historic sites, including a Revolutionary…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST First woman race car driver was killed in crash at Alabama State Fairgrounds in Birmingham

Women race car and stunt drivers were quite popular in the early days of automobile racing. One outstanding driver was Elfrieda Mais who was…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST Did you know that actor Mickey Rooney had two children that were born in Alabama?

Betty Jane Rase, was a teenager from Phillips High School in Birmingham, Alabama, then she became Miss Birmingham, Miss Alabama and was suddenly propelled onto the…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -Why hasn’t the State of Alabama recognized this wonderful lady for her major accomplishments?

I had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing an extraordinary lady who grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, attended Ramsey High School, and went on to…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST – A lady from Birmingham became the First Lady of Costa Rica and is now living in Montgomery, Alabama

Not a Fairy Tale Does the title of this story sound like a fairy tale or too far-fetched to be true? It really happened in the…

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…

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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…