Tag: JEFFERSON COUNTY

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On December 4, 1888, a riot took place Birmingham, Alabama, resulting in many deaths

A tragedy took place on December 4, 1888, in East Lake in Birmingham, Alabama THE HAWES RIOT by Chas. D. Franklin Editorial Department (WPA…

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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 Iron…

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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…

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Did you know that in 1932 the Birmingham Municipal Airport was the only airport in the South that received an A-T-A rating [vintage photographs]

The Birmingham Airport opened in 1931. At the time of the opening a Birmingham to Los Angeles flight took 19 hours.  It was dedicated…

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PATRON – Transcribed excerpts from the Birmingham Iron Age published on March 19, 1874, about people and events

This Patron member article and more abstracts are available in the ebook ALABAMA GENEALOGY NOTES Volume I: or Click …/ to see how to Become a Patron…

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PATRON – Jurors transcribed from the April 2, 1874 edition of The Birmingham Iron Age newspaper, Birmingham, Alabama

This article and more abstracts are available in the ebook ALABAMA GENEALOGY NOTES Volume I: List of Jurors Drawn for the Spring Term 1874…

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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…