Oct 30, 2019
Entrepreneurship among women must have been strong in early 1900s in Alabama. We had a previous podcast on the Birmingham, Alabama woman who invented the windshield wiper now one who invented the Alabama indestructible doll. ......During its peak, a doll factory in Roanoke, Alabama, operated by a woman, produced...
Oct 12, 2019
The town of Elberta in Baldwin County, Alabama was settled in 1904 by German pioneers. Today, the small town is also known for DINOSAURS IN THE WOODS, a collection of dinosaurs created by Mark Cline. an artist who also created Bamahenge and other sculptures in the area. In 1938 a WPA writer wrote about the unique...
Oct 1, 2019
There is a small, remote, community of Gees Bend where hundreds of quilt masterpieces date from the early twentieth century. The quilts of Gee's Bend have been created by the African American women and their ancestors in the community of Gee's Bend along the Alabama River in Wilcox County.
Sep 21, 2019
Early on the morning on March 15, 1926, the town of Hartselle in Morgan County, Alabama was held hostage for almost four hours while “thieves stripped the bank of all its cash and gold and some silver coins.” The robbers were never caught.
Sep 6, 2019
The war had liberated nearly four million slaves and destroyed the region's cities, towns, and plantation-based economy. It left former slaves and many whites dislocated from their homes, facing starvation, and owning only the clothes they wore. The challenge of establishing a new social order, founded on freedom and...