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PATRON + Blocton/West Blocton, Alabama – sister towns that grew out of the industrial revolution

Blocton is a town in the northeast corner of Bibb County, about 20 miles northeast of Centreville.  The town was first known as Gresham.and its…

News - from the past & the present

UPDATED WITH PODCAST – A lady from Birmingham became the First Lady of Costa Rica and is now living in Montgomery, Alabama

Not a Fairy Tale Does the title of this story sound like a fairy tale or too far-fetched to be true? It really happened in the…

News - from the past & the present

UPDATED WITH PODCAST -A lady from Birmingham, became the First Lady of Costa Rica and is now living in Montgomery, Alabama

Not a Fairy Tale Does the title of this story sound like a fairy tale or too far-fetched to be true? It really happened…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

The 1st time nominee of the Democratic party was defeated – the winner refused to treat voters to BBQ, and other treats

[Politics in Alabama were contentious in Alabama's early days as this story reveals] (The article above has been transcribed (with spelling and grammar mistakes)…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Wonderful excerpt from journal of a pioneer Alabama governor wife’s move to the Mississippi Territory

EXCERPT FROM JOURNAL OF MRS. GOVERNOR JOHN GAYLE 1 (Mrs. Gayle, wife of John Gayle, Alabama's seventh Governor, left a journal which her descendants…