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A precious gift was given to me by my grandmother and other women before her . . .

September 19, 1953 was a historic day in Alabama: More than thirty years after it became law, the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women…

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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…

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PATRON + 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)…

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PATRON – Wonderful excerpt from a 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…