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Here are some Alabama firsts – Skeleton of pre-historic man found in cave, 1st trolley & 1st human rocket

Did you know……? “The world’s first Electric Trolley System was introduced in Montgomery in 1886.” Below: A busy street in Montgomery in the mid-1880s. The city was the first in the nation to have an electric streetcar system; two of … Read More

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.   She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) is the continuation of the story. She is currently working on the next book in the series. For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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Did you know six years before the Wright Bros. famous flight a manned glider flew 15 feet over Mobile Bay beach in Alabama?

Glider flew in 1893 over Mobile Bay beach The land around Brookley field in Mobile, Alabama has played a part in United States aviation history since 1893, six years before Wilbur and Orville Wright’s famous flight. In 1893, bicycles were … Read More

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.   She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) is the continuation of the story. She is currently working on the next book in the series. For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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Cheaha State Park, a truly romantic Indian legend of the area and how it was made

[Have you ever heard of this romantic Indian legend of Cheaha State Park? Be sure to watch the film of Cheaha from 1937, too]  Cheaha State Park Many years before the white man penetrated the forests of Alabama, there dwelt … Read More

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.   She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) is the continuation of the story. She is currently working on the next book in the series. For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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One day only – 24 hour sale on select AP biography books – up to 80% savings

Purchase early on the 1st day to receive the largest discount…price starts at 99 cents and increases 4 times over the next 24-hours. May 21, 2015 – May 22, 2015 – Biographies of Notable and Not-so-Notable Alabama Pioneers Volume III May 21, … Read More

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.   She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) is the continuation of the story. She is currently working on the next book in the series. For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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Two important events in Alabama history happened on May 21. Do you know what they were?

On this date, May 21st  two important events occurred in Alabama history. The Confederate Congress met for the last time in 1861 and the Constitutional Convention of 1901 met to draft the sixth Constitution. May 21, 1861 The Confederate Congress … Read More

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.   She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) is the continuation of the story. She is currently working on the next book in the series. For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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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 OUT OF A PISTOLFUL (sic) William Bradley’s Pop Makes a Flesh Wound in Henry Barnard’s Shoulder—Barnard … Read More

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.   She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) is the continuation of the story. She is currently working on the next book in the series. For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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Throwback Thursday – Oxen disappeared, overmatched marshall in Warrior, twelve houses burn

Some News From The Weekly Iron Age, Birmingham, Alabama 5/21/1885 Nineteen Oxen Lost Mr. W. J. Morgan, of Walker county, was in the city last Friday, and said that a singular thing had happened to a party of country men … Read More

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.   She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) is the continuation of the story. She is currently working on the next book in the series. For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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New bill to abolish Alabama Historic Commission – What is your opinion?

What are your thoughts about the bills? This letter was emailed to me and I thought I’d share it with AP readers.  While, I don’t usually post political items on this website, I thought I’d post the following letter to inform … Read More

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.   She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) is the continuation of the story. She is currently working on the next book in the series. For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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Coosa County had good schools in early State of Alabama – Do any of these schools still exist?

(Coosa County had good schools in early State of Alabama – Do any of these schools still exist?  This article is a transcription exactly as written in 1942 ) It was desired by the writer to have given a fairly … Read More

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.   She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) is the continuation of the story. She is currently working on the next book in the series. For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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