Tag: Mobile County

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TOWNS IN THE ALABAMA TERRITORY – Mobile described in an article published in 1817!

(The following story is the first section of a news article written in 1817 which is descriptive of Mobile, Blakeley, St. Stephens and Jackson,…

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Interesting description of a group of people called Cajans around Mobile Alabama written before 1940 –

THE CAJANS OF SOUTH ALABAMA Occupying the pine and oak woods of Mobile County in southern Alabama are a group of people of mixed…

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Yellow Fever killed many people in Alabama – here are the years & places of most severe epidemics

YELLOW FEVER (Transcribed from: History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 2 Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen) Alabama was first visited by this…

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The daughter-in-law of Peter the Great – Did she fake her death and escape to early Alabama? [photographs]

Read this story as well as many others in ALABAMA FOOTPRINTS: Settlement: Lost & Forgotten Stories The daughter-in-law of Peter the Great - Did…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -BIOGRAPHY: [rare 1898 video] Dr. William Crawford Gorgas born October 3, 1854 – photograph

Happy Birthday! WILLIAM CRAWFORD GORGAS BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1854-1920) Tuscaloosa, Alabama Note: Follow the linked articles to see all the other connections this…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST – Gunpowder explodes in warehouse at Mobile and destroys half the town. [pictures & list of wounded soldiers]

On April 12, 1865 the Civil War ended when Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his command to U.S. General Ulysses S. Grant at…