GO THE EXTRA MILE means to make more effort than is expected of you. By law a Roman soldier could force anybody to carry his equipment 1 mile. The expression probably comes from the Bible, when Jesus declares in his Sermon on the Mount, “Whoever forces … Read More
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- Singing Schools were very popular in Alabama – this is how they were organized
- Tombstone Tuesday: This man only had two friends
- Three men from Alabama observed the weather in Greensboro for the Smithsonian from 1855 to 1888
- MONDAY MUSINGS: Are you a data collector or a storyteller?
- An incident from Reconstruction Days in Greensboro, Alabama
- Finding a beaux in the Early Days of Alabama was sometimes difficult
- Why are we fighting each other again over something made of stone? Is it worth it?
- Touring Alabama in 1820, 1821 – Part IV Letters written home by Adam Hodgson
- Could you walk eight miles each day to get to your job like this?
- Men’s faces were clean-shaven in the early days of Alabama