Tag: JEFFERSON COUNTY

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PATRON + FUNNY FRIDAY: I wonder how this man would react if he was suddenly thrust into today’s world?

A funny story—I bet he would be shocked at the world today. Do you know what the name of the store could have been 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…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

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…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

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:   Transcribed excerpts from the Birmingham Iron…