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Days Gone By - stories from the past

Anne Newport Royall – She sat on the President’s clothes while he bathed to get him to pay attention to her.

Anne Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was by some accounts the first professional woman journalist in the United States. When her…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Anne Newport Royall – John Hunt killed hundreds of rattlesnakes each day on his property in Huntsville, Alabama

Anne Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was a traveler and writer and was one of the first newspaperwomen. She married Captain…

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

Patron-member only article If this story is not visible below, click  -…alabama-pioneers/  and learn how to unlock this story to read now. (News transcribed from the…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Anne Newport Royall – Great descriptions from 1818 of some settlers of Huntsville & Madison County, Alabama

Anne Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was a traveler and writer and was one of the first newspaperwomen. Anne traveled Alabama…

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Anne Newport Royall – in 1818 she was one of America’s 1st newspaperwomen & relied on Masonic connections to fund her travels

Anne Newport Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was a traveler and writer and was one of the first newspaperwomen. At the…

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Stroll through the haunted Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, Alabama and visit the the famous people buried there [film and photographs]

[Note - The annual Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll will take place on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. (The rain date is the following Sunday). This event…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Anne Newport Royall – A letter written in 1817 describes the frivolity of Huntsville, Alabama & meeting with Major Rose

Anne Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) traveler and author, was one of the first newspaperwomen in America. When her husband died…

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Anne Newport Royall – the tornado of 1822, cure snake bite, politics & the day all the citizens of Huntsville fled town

Anne Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was by some accounts the first professional woman journalist in the United States. When her…

News - from the past & the present

Anne Newport Royall – relates how Huntsville celebrated President Washington’s birthday in 1821

[Anne Newport Royall was alive to witness the Revolutionary War and recorded her sentiments about the experience in this letter written on President Washington's…

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Oldest cemetery in Madison County is disappearing in the woods and needs your help to preserve it

Madison County, Alabama is considered the birthplace of Alabama, established on December 13, 1808. One of the earliest known cemeteries is Cumberland Presbyterian Campground,…

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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…