Tag: JEFFERSON COUNTY

Days Gone By - stories from the past

The men behind the early furnaces in Jefferson County

(Transcribed excerpt from BIRMINGHAM & JEFFERSON COUNTY, ALABAMA HISTORICAL & BIOGRAPHICAL by (Teeple & Smith Publishers 1887)  About the year 1823, I think it…

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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…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

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…