Tag: JEFFERSON COUNTY

News - from the past & the present

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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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…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

AUTHOR SUNDAY – The first Tuberculosis Sanitarium in Birmingham area was located where English Village in Mountain Brook exists today

TUBERCULOSIS SANITARIUMS ARE NO MORE! by JEAN BUTTERWORTH It was announced in the Birmingham News that as of June 1, 2011 that the Public…

News - from the past & the present

Did you know that in 1905 Birmingham, Alabama was dealing with major fires 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 news accounts…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

AUTHOR SUNDAY: My Grandparents life on Shades Mountain in 1940 was very different from today [vintage pictures]

Life on Shades Mountain in 1940 was very different from today. Shades Mountain is part of Hoover, Alabama.  My Grandparents on Shades Mountain by…

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PATRON + 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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PATRON + Fountain Heights [film, photographs] – a historic connection to Birmingham’s past – can it be saved?

Fountain Heights is one of Birmingham's historic neighborhoods, and was home to some of Birmingham's most prominent and wealthy business leaders, but today the…

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PATRON + Did you know that Birmingham, Alabama was born from a tip about a railroad crossing? See who was involved & historic film

ELYTON LAND COMPANY The city of Birmingham was conceived in the mind of engineer, John T. Milner who had surveyed the route of the…

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PATRON – See beautiful [photographs] of Benjamin P. Worthington home, pioneer and a founder of Birmingham, Alabama

These historic photographs take you back in time. Benjamin Pinkney "Pink" Worthington was a pioneer of the area around Avondale/Lakeview area of Birmingham, Alabama.…