Tag: JEFFERSON COUNTY

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PATRON – Grider, Caldwell, Dryer, Mayfield, and others are in entertainment news in 1923 Jefferson County, Alabama

(Transcribed from December 27, 1923, The Birmingham News, Birmingham, Alabama) MRS. GRIDER AND SISTERS ENTERTAIN AT JANUARY TEA Mrs. Frank Grider and her sisters,…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST – Did you know that a woman from Birmingham, Alabama patented the first workable windshield wiper?

Mary Anderson was born in Greene County, Alabama in 1866. She moved with her widowed mother and sister to the booming town of Birmingham, Alabama…

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PATRON – December 14, 1901 – Tuscaloosa elephant piano Montevallo murder, Bank runner missing, and Lawrence Co. murder, and more

(Transcribed extracts from The Silent Eye, Avondale, Jefferson County, Alabama December 14, 1901) MONTEVALLO MURDER Walter S. Cary, attorney, was shot and killed Friday…

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Arlington – the only antebellum house left in Birmingham has ties to the city’s founders. [photographs & film]

Arlington in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama is a wonderful example of Greek Revival architecture which dates back to the 1840s. It is located on…

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Did you know that Birmingham, Alabama was dealing with major fires in 1905 that threatened to destroy the city?

    The new bustling business district of the city of Birmingham, Alabama was almost destroyed by fire in 1905- Here are some actual…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -Is there anything more southern than a butterbean festival? This town in Jefferson County has an annual one.

"In the early 1800's, Andrew Jackson's soldiers became the area's first settlers after their victory at Horseshoe Bend. In 1861, residents from the community…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST – Madame Wooster cared for the sick in Birmingham & had a romance with John Wilkes Booth is honored at UAB

[The Lou Wooster Public Health Award at the University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Public Health is presented annually by the University of…

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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

Read about more events that happened on this date in ALABAMA GENEALOGY NOTES: Volume 1 at Amazon.com   The first edition of the Birmingham…

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Stories and ghostly tales from the 1930s of how Shades Valley in Jefferson County, Alabama was named

Stories and ghostly tales from the 1930s of how Shades Valley in Jefferson County, Alabama was named (WPA Alabama Writer's Project) There are at…