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PATRON – There was a Vaccine inoculation in Huntsville in 1817

This article and more abstracts are available in the Book ALABAMA GENEALOGY NOTES: Volume XI- Scroll to the bottom to see Table of Contents…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -A simple missile stands on a corner in Huntsville, a symbol of the space race with Russia in October 1957 & January 1958

In October 1957, Sputnik was launched by the Russians, but the US scientist in the then small town of Huntsville, Alabama were not far…

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Patron – 1894 News in Florence, Alabama – Prisoners lonely, mill burned, and horse throws Mr. C. Smith

(News transcribed from the Times Daily – Florence, Alabama June 2, 1894) TWENTY-SIX PRISONERS LONELY There are twenty-six prisoners in the Huntsville Jail, and…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST Huntsville pioneers settled around “The Big Spring” revealed to them by the Cherokee and Chickasaw

  Big Spring Park in Huntsville, Alabama is named after a large, underground karst spring, referred to by the indigenous Cherokee and Chickasaw as "the…

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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…

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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…