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Happy Birthday Rickwood! – the oldest standing baseball stadium in the nation

RICKWOOD FIELD – THE OLDEST STANDING BASEBALL STADIUM IN THE NATION HAS A BIRTHDAY ON AUGUST 18TH Thanks to A. H. "Rick" Woodward, Birmingham,…

News - from the past & the present

UPDATED WITH PODCAST – Is the city of Birmingham, Alabama sitting above an underground river that connects with the Warrior River? There may be some truth to this story.

Over the years there has been considerable talk that Birmingham, Alabama sits over a large underground stream.  It is reported that early settlers of Birmingham…

News - from the past & the present

October 10, 1885- There was a big celebration when the Bibb County, Alabama iron bridge was opened in 1885 [see pics & story]

COMPLETION AND RECEPTION OF THE IRON BRIDGE ACROSS THE CAHABA RIVER IN BIBB COUNTY    (News article transcribed from the Bibb Blade, 15, October 1885-…

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PATRON – News from August 27, 1911 – University of Alabama enrolls 400, Alabama fair, Y. M. C. A. and party in Pensacola

New from Tuscaloosa News August 27, 1911 ENROLLMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY WILL SHOW INCREASE J. C. Persons, bursar-registrar of the University of Alabama returned…

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PATRON + In 1891, the State of Alabama took 1st place in a long held tradition held by Pennsylvania. Can you guess what it was?

Here is the story from the June 27, 1891 Times Daily newspaper in Florence, Alabama. STARTLING CHANGE Alabama Takes the First Place long held…