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Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH PODCAST -Captain Slick – Fact Or Fiction story from old Alabama?

This excerpt and more can also be found in Alabama Footprints - Immigrants Continued below The area which constituted the future state of Alabama…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -Stroll through the haunted Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, Alabama and visit the the famous people buried there

[Note - The annual Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll will take place this year October 20, 2019 from 1:30 The PODCAST was recorded at an earlier…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Anne Newport Royall – She was alone in the wilderness with her seven children when she met Andrew Jackson in 1818 – guess what happened next

In 1818, before Alabama became a state, Anne Newport Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was a traveler in Alabama. After her husband…

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PATRON + This personal diary of Alabama pioneers from 1816 reveals what life was like in surveying the wilderness of Alabama for a place to settle

(Imagine what it was like traversing Alabama alone when it was a wilderness. You can hear the tension in Richard Breckenridge's words as he…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST PATRON+ Did you know that Huntsville, Alabama has the distinction of having the oldest public water system in the United States west of the Appalachians?

On February 15, 1823, Hunter Peel, a civil engineer from England, executed an agreement with the Board of Trustees to furnish water to the…

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Biography: William Boyd, Jr. born March 22, 1783 – photo of his wife Harriet Allan

Happy Birthday! WILLIAM BOYD, JR. BIOGRAPHY AND GENEALOGY (1783-1855) Madison County, Alabama By Lavone Johnson Anglen William Boyd was a Junior he was born…

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Patron+ Simpson manuscript – March 2nd, 1819, Congress passed an act admitting Alabama Territory into the Union of States.

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