Tag: 1900’s

Extraordinary 1885 [portraits] of Native Americans includes Sitting Bull with Buffalo Bill

Portraits of Native Americans This photograph is of Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill, 1885 taken by David Francis Barry photographer (1854-1934) Photograph originally taken by William Notman studios, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, during Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, August 1885. Later … Read More

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St. Louis, Missouri World’s Fair – there were many Native American exhibits as these pics show

The World’s Fair took place in St. Louis, Missouri in 1904. Below are some stereoscope pictures of many of the Native Americans at the event. David K. [i.e., R.] Francis declaring the exposition opened, World’s Fair, St. Louis, 1904 A … Read More

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What if you had to pack everything in your house and move across country in a covered wagon like this?

We have trucks, moving vans and paved roads today which makes moving from one state to another much easier. Imagine having to pack up an move all your belongings in covered wagons and on trails rather than paved roads.  The … Read More

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Can you list other ways we survived without electricity?

POWER…..LIGHTS! by Inez McCOLLUM At least two times last spring we were without electricity for several days. There is something about a power outage that brings out the pioneer spirit in us. We enjoy sharing stories with friends about our survival … Read More

About Inez McCollum

Inez McCollum - grew up in Etowah County.  Married Mack McCollum, a BI-vocational minister.  Moved to Birmingham to work while he worked and went to Howard College/Samford University.  Inez and Mack had three sons, Jay, Joe and John.  They bought their first home in what is now Hoover.  Inez continues to be active in Shades Mountain Baptist Church and some of the civic organizations in Hoover.  Inez also enjoys reading, travel and spending time with friends.

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Are Old Time Tent Revivals and Brush Arbor Meetings Still Around?

Are Old Time Tent Revivals Still Around? by Jean Butterworth Who remembers those old time tent revivals? It takes hot summer heat, a very large tent set up on a vacant lot, lots of saw dust on the ground and … 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. She can be contacted at jeanbutterworth1@gmail.com

She also has a Kindle book entitled, Chinaberries and Other Memories of Alabama

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Ellis Island was the gateway to America for millions – remarkable photographs and film of their arrival

Ellis Island, in Upper New York Bay, was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States as the nation’s busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 until 1954. Millions of newly arrived immigrants passed through the station during that … Read More

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