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Front Porch Dentistry – it was the only way during the old days

Front Porch Dentistry by Shannon Hollon I remember my grandmother(Pauline Campbell Bearden) telling me a story once when they were staying with her grandparents( Pappy and Grandma) during the Great Depression. Dr. Charles Campbell (Pappy) served as the local country … Read More

About Shannon Hollon

Shannon Hollon lives in McCalla Alabama graduated from McAdory High School and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Served 9 years in the US Navy Seabees with one tour in Afghanistan.Currently employed with US Steel and serving on the board of directors for the West Jefferson County Historical Society. http://wjchs.com/

He carried the shot in his side for the rest of his life

He carried the shot in his side for the rest of his life

He carried the shot in his side for the rest of his life by Shannon Hollon   My grandparents loved to sit on there front porch and tell us stories until the day faded into dark. My GGGgrandfather was Alfred … Read More

About Shannon Hollon

Shannon Hollon lives in McCalla Alabama graduated from McAdory High School and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Served 9 years in the US Navy Seabees with one tour in Afghanistan.Currently employed with US Steel and serving on the board of directors for the West Jefferson County Historical Society. http://wjchs.com/

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John Thomas McGaughey – That was sassafras

That was sassafras by Shannon Hollon My GGGrandfather John Thomas McGaughey(1861-1940) was quite a character. John Thomas McGaughey(1861-1940) One time when a group of men were standing around a wood pile John begin to brag that he could be blindfolded … Read More

About Shannon Hollon

Shannon Hollon lives in McCalla Alabama graduated from McAdory High School and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Served 9 years in the US Navy Seabees with one tour in Afghanistan.Currently employed with US Steel and serving on the board of directors for the West Jefferson County Historical Society. http://wjchs.com/

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Native American Revenge in Alabama

Native American Revenge in Alabama By Raymond E. Hall As you drive by what must be the highest building in Elmore County, Alabama, as it approaches completion on the south side of Wetumpka, the thought drifts by that the Indians, … Read More

About Raymond E. Hall

Grew up in rural central Alabama and on Florida's West Coast. Served in USAF in Colorado, Germany, and Libya. Attended St. Petersburg Community College and University of Maryland. Worked with computers with IBM and Burroughs, repairing and programming. Taught electronics school to NATO and SEATO students for USAF, computer process control to advanced students for IBM. In financial institution marketing with FISI in Nashville. Have visited 4 continents, 17 countries, and 49 states. Speak English, German and Spanish. Retired. Have written the"From The Hill" column for www.tallasseetimes.com and the Tallassee Tribune. Have authored or co-authored "Channahatchee Moon" , Channahatchee Moon II, Channahatchee Alabama 1858", and "Palm Harbor" at Amazon Will soon be publishing fifth book, "For Better or Worse" with co-author Francine Coleman Larson. Love Christ, my wife Linda, Christianity, my son and grandchildren, people, my country, history, geology, and landscape maintenance, in that order.

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From Jamestown to Birmingham – The Hollon’s Journey in the American South

From Jamestown to Birmingham The Hollon’s journey in the American South The Hollon’s/Holland’s have thrived and survived for 394 years here in North America, they have  seen Starvation,Revolution,poverty and wealth…but mostly poverty. The journey started on May 18, 1595 for … Read More

About Shannon Hollon

Shannon Hollon lives in McCalla Alabama graduated from McAdory High School and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Served 9 years in the US Navy Seabees with one tour in Afghanistan.Currently employed with US Steel and serving on the board of directors for the West Jefferson County Historical Society. http://wjchs.com/

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Here is what attending a country school was like post World War II

SCHOOL DAYS POST WORLD WAR II Coming from a fairly new school in Childersburg in 1947 brought some changes when we moved back to Tuscaloosa, Alabama after the war. Located six-miles south of Tuscaloosa Taylorville Elementary School was our assigned … Read More

About Jean Butterworth

Jean Champion Butterworth is originally from Tuscaloosa County, graduating from Tuscaloosa County High School, Druid City Hospital School of Nursing and The University of Alabama. She is a retired nurse. Working 27 years at The Children’s Hospital as Department Director, Specialty Clinics. She has traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, The Middle East, and Eastern Europe. You can contact Jean at [email protected] See additional stories by Jean Butterworth on www.daysgoneby.me She also now has a Kindle Ebook Chinaberries and Other Memories of Alabama

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Information on the Hall family needed!

I am looking for information on the Hall family. I have DNA that verifies Johnny Gayle Hall was my father. The family line of Johnny Merle Hall. I know the Hall family settled in Madison County for generations. I was … Read More

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