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Video of fun times in Walker County, Alabama in the 1950s

We found this great video Peggy Wade made from her father’s home movies from 50 years ago of great scenes from Walker County, Alabama on You Tube. It is sure to bring back fond memories of fun times for many. Do you have film from Alabama’s past you’d like to share on Alabama Pioneers. Send them as an attachment to [email protected] and you might see them published on the site.


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  1. Happy Days

    I enjoyed seeing the Clear Creek falls before Smith Lake covered them and the making of Sorghum Molasses… Everyone needs to show their grandchildren how things used to be done… Thanks for sharing.

  2. Annette Marshall Green

    My mother’s family was from Walker County. Some of the family names include Crump, Posey, Dailey and Brakefield.

  3. so many thanks to peggy kennedy and her father for all the movies and to her mother for sending the photographer to our first, second third fourth grade classes to take the class picture. they are responsible for lots of memories for a lot of laughter big thanks big thanks big thanks

  4. Mitchell Handley

    I’m from the Pleasantfield area just below Parrish. Remember the syrup making process very well during late 1940’s to early 1950’s. A lot of good memories that my Grandchildren will never get to experience. Thanks for the post.

    1. Brinda Sullivan

      as a child we got to go watch them make the syrup.

  5. Joseph Meeks

    My Dad would’ve loved to have seen the video of Clear Creek Falls, he grew up playing on those falls,(R.I.P. Fletcher Meeks 1926-2010). The Meeks family homesteaded near Falls city in 1907.

  6. Barry Wiginton

    Really enjoyed this rare peek back in time. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Thanks for all the comments. I am so glad you enjoyed it.

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