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BIOGRAPHY: William Proctor Gould Harding (May 5, 1864- April 7, 1930)

Happy Birthday! WILLIAM PROCTOR GOULD HARDING BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1864 – 1930) Greene and Jefferson County, Alabama William P. G. Harding was president of…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

On Aug 6, 1879 – 30,000 people from Memphis fled from an epidemic – some were put off in the woods rather than allow entrance into Alabama

On Aug 6, 1879 - 30,000 people from Memphis fled from epidemic - some were put off in the woods rather than allow entrance…

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Did you know that an Alabama woman once sued author Margaret Mitchell who wrote the classic novel, Gone with the Wind, for plagiarism?

Here is a newspaper account from The Tuscaloosa News, August 2, 1937 about the suit of  an Alabama woman A Suit Comes To An…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST – A true ghost story from Marion Junction in Dallas County, Alabama that made it all the way to Philadelphia in 1892

Have you ever heard of the ghost who pulled his coffin in Marion Junction, Alabama? This story involved many respectable, local citizens of the…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -On July 24, 1890 A Bloody Row about a woman ended with the mayor being killed in Tuscumbia

THE TUSCUMBIA TRAGEDY A Woman at the Bottom of It (transcribed from Times Daily, July 24, 1890, Florence, Alabama) On Friday morning last our…

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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…

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Actual newspaper account of a sad tragedy in Selma between two well-known families published on July 4, 1877

(This is the actual 1877 newspaper account of a murder that took place between two respected families in Selma, Alabama. What a tragedy over…

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Details of a shootout on 1st Avenue in Birmingham, Alabama on May 21 one hundred and thirty years ago

(Men sometimes settled their differences with guns in early Alabama as this story reveals) From The Weekly Iron Age, Birmingham, Alabama 5/21/1885 BY ONE BALL…