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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

    A Fair View at Fairview

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    CULLMAN - Senator John Sparkman was born December 20, 1899 in Hartselle, AL. He was the seventh of 11 children of Joseph Whitten and Julia Mitchell Kent Sparkman. He represented Alabama for 42 years in the U. S. Congress, first in the House of Representatives...

    Mirroring History: From The Alabama Odd Fellows Home to Childhaven

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    CULLMAN - Childhaven’s main building, the original white, four story building was dedicated on April 15th, 1910 as The Alabama Odd Fellows Home. By 1923, the Home had grown to house 97 children and was cultivating 200 acres of farmland. When the Great Depression struck,...

    Married Three Times and an Eloper Every Blessed Time!

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    Meet Mrs. Martha Ellen (Spivey) Mote Watson Wright Miss Martha Ellen Spivey was born March 28, 1838 in Warm Springs, GA. She is the daughter of Louis Jordan Spivey and Sarah Chappell. On June 6, 1855, at the age of 17, she married De Mancel...

    What the Heck is Mistletoe? And Why Do People Kiss Under it?

    CULLMAN - “I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus, underneath the mistletoe last night…” Mistletoe – what the heck is it and why on Earth do people smooch each other while standing underneath it? Movies show young couples embraced in a long kiss while a...

    Did You Know Sears & Roebuck Sold Houses?

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    CULLMAN - The beautiful white home was built in the early 1900s by Mr. Valentine Preston Brandon. But Mr. Brandon didn’t cut the timber and build like most folks did back in those days; he did things just a little different. He ordered this...

    Georgia Woman with Connections to Many Cullman Folks

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    Harriett Elizabeth (Waldrop) Bush CULLMAN - Believe it or not, even though she was a life-long citizen of Georgia, this little lady has a lot of grandchildren right here in Cullman County. Harriet Elizabeth Waldrop was born on October 15, 1843 in Henry, Georgia. Her...