Tag: Alabama history

The Blonde Bandit was captured in Montgomery, Alabama – this story would make a good movie

You’ve probably heard the story of the robbers, Bonnie and Clyde, but have you ever heard of the Blonde Bandit? This story reminds me of the play and movie Chicago. In February 1930, twenty-year-old Sally Joyce Richards, branded the “Blonde … Read More

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Can you believe there is an Alabama Landing in Arkansas?

THE ALABAMA LANDING by Jon R McKinnie Hernando DeSoto’s expedition In 1541-1542, Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto’s expedition included the first white men to explore this particular area of north Louisiana. They had traveled throughout mid-America from the Mobile, AL starting … Read More

About Jon R. McKInnie, CTLC

John R. McKinnie, CTLC is Chief of Staff, Rotary District 5890 for 2010-2014 , League City, Texas. He has chased family genealogy for over 30 years, with over 3,000 family members. Jon’s family migrated from Dallas County, Alabama in 1840s. They were Grumbles, McKinnie & Day families plus their extended families. They migrated to North Louisiana & South Arkansas. Jon has written articles for the Farmerville Louisiana Gazette for the past couple years. He is always interested in connecting with related families.

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