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Patron + Newspaper interview with a former Slave of Franklin County who lived 107 Years

  (This was transcribed From the Franklin County Times, Alabama many years ago)   Editor Franklin County Times: What is there about the name…

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PATRON – Winston County, Alabama – Newspaper accounts from 1890 reveal much about politics in Alabama before & after the War Between the States

Winston County, Alabama's opposition to the Confederacy is briefly mentioned in the novels To Kill a Mockingbird   and Paper Moon: A Novel (formerly Addie Pray) Tap…

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

(News transcribed from the Times Daily – Florence, Alabama June 2, 1894) TWENTY-SIX PRISONERS LONELY There are twenty-six prisoners in the Huntsville Jail, and…

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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…

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Patron+ Good Ole Days – Do you remember when the words, “Mad Dog” struck fear in your heart before we had the vaccine for dogs?

UPDATED Mad Dogs (Transcribed from Times Daily August 8, 1890, Florence, Alabama Three dogs reported to be mad, (hydrophobia)  were killed in East Florence…

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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…