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Don’t miss out on the sale –Over half-price off this paperback!

Click here to see the paperback version of Alabama Footprints Confrontation is on sale for $5.49 (List price $12.97) just in time for Christmas…

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Madison County, Alabama settlers believed in education from its earliest days

Madison County, Alabama settlers believed in education from its earliest days SOME SETTLERS OF EARLY MADISON COUNTY by Thomas Jones Taylor i (1829-1894) I…

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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…

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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.

Patron+ member story  – Click …/ Join our Alabama Patron community to unlock this story and support the creation of a living and true history of Alabama!  Excerpt…