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    Files from Yesteryear: 1953

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    From the files of 1953: Pascal Gaddis has bought a new car. Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Noles, of Texas, were visiting relatives here last week. Ralph...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1953, 1963

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    From the files of 1953: Eva News Mr. and Mrs. Walter Murphree, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Murphree, Miss Eulala Murphree and Bertis Cagle, of Cullman,...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1963

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    From the Files of 1963: Valley Grove News Reverend and Mrs. Charles Lindsey and family, of Lacon, Emit Hines and Mrs. Donna Huffman and Allan were...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1972, 1928

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    From The Files Of 1972 Hinkle Reunion Attending the annual Hinkle family reunion, at Rickwood Caverns, on Sunday were: Coleman and Edna Sanford, Jack R. And...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1954, 1994

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    From the Files of 1954: Picnicking at the swinging bridge on Tuesday were: Nell Ann Durham and Jack Perkins, Mary Ann Speer and Bill...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1920, 1954

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    From the Files of 1920: The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Wallace are glad to know that their two children are slowly recovering...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1934, 1954

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    From the Files of 1934: Married on Saturday at the home of Reverend J.E. Marion were Alvin Brannon and Miss Della Ham. Mr. Brannon...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1900, 1930

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    From the files of 1900: Dickerman has purchased the sawmill belonging to V. Turney, near Vinemont. Doctor W.A. Barclift, of Hartselle, is having a cottage erected...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1950

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    From the Files of 1950: The Democrats captured the local offices on Tuesday. B.F. Fant defeated Hubert E. Mitchell for State Senator, Kenneth J....

    Files from Yesteryear: 1936, 1950

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    From the files of 1936: The beloved preacher, Reverend B.E. Fulmer is pastor at Ebenezer this year. School opened on Monday. Mr. Chaney and...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1900, 1930

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    From the Files of 1900: County Health Officer Yielding, of Walter, was here on Wednesday. R.W. Wiley, of Joppa, was here on Monday. A.J. York attended the...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1950

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    From the Files of 1950: Fairview West News Mrs. G.M. Purdy, who has had double pneumonia, is slowly improving. Mr. and Mrs. R.V. Baldwin and children, of...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1950

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    From the Files of 1950: Fairview Organizes P.T.A. Parents and teachers of the Fairview School area have had two meetings, recently. The outgrowth of these meetings...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1918 and 1938

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    From the Files of 1918: On September 22nd, Mr. and Mrs. Asa B. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Griffin, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Herzig, Miss...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1958

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    From the Files of 1958: Garden City News Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dillashaw and daughter, of Pontiac, Michigan, are visiting relatives here. They were called here...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1958

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    From the Files of 1958: Johnson Family Reunion Members of the late Isaac Johnson, Senior family enjoyed a reunion on Sunday, at Brushy Lake, in the...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1905 and 1930

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    From the Files of 1905: Grand jurors for September will be E.A. Cornelius, C.C. Yearwood, S.M. Foust, H.M. White, R.T. Presley, C. Whitfield, J.N. Gill,...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1930

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    From the Files of 1930: Larkin Yates has left for school at Jacksonville. Lee Holmes was killed in an automobile accident. He was buried in Enon...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1905, 1935 and 1955

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    From the files of 1905: Mark S. Chance is visiting friends in Georgia. John Burden, of Baileyton, was in the city today. Willie Griffin is attending the...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1955

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    From the files of 1955: Verle Hill and Miss Carolyn Braphy, of Buffalo, New York were married on December 17th. The wedding took place at...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1918, 1938 and 1955

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    From the Files of 1918:     A destructive fire on Monday morning, on First Avenue East, in the People’s Drugstore, spread to Will and...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1938

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    From the Files of 1938: Cullman events of 61 years ago are given. Cullman of 1877, contrast to present day condition as noted in today’s W.A.P.I....

    Files from Yesteryear: 1955

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    From the Files of 1955: Saluting – Finis Saint John was born in Cullman, attended the public schools and the Cullman County High School, Marion...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1955

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    From the files of 1955: James Ernest Owen, 55, was killed instantly on Friday morning, while working on a forty foot electric pole on Route...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1938

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    From the Files of 1938: Mrs. John Traughber, age 45, of Cullman, Route Six, died on June 3rd. Mrs. Traughber, with her husband, were managers...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1930 and 1936

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    From the files of 1930: Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Calloway are in Georgia at the bedside of Mrs. Calloway’s mother, Mrs. Crutchfield, who is ill. Mr....

    Files from Yesteryear: 1940 and 1957

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    From the Files of 1940: Lutheran Ladies Aid Meets At Church On Tuesday afternoon, December 10th, the Lutheran Ladies Aid met at the Lutheran Church. A...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1905, 1930, 1935 and 1955

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    From the Files of 1905 There was not more than a third of a crop of strawberries this year. The little son of Mr. and Mrs....

    Files from Yesteryear: 1954

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    From the Files of 1954: There are seven sets of twins at West Point School this year, including: Ronald and Donald Powell – 7, Judy...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1937 and 1994

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    From the Files of 1937: Doctor R.B. Dodson is Commander of the American Legion. Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Kirtt, who formerly lived at West Point, have...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1953

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    From the Files of 1953 Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Miller, of Pennsylvania, are the guests this week of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Helms. Mr....

    Files from Yesteryear: 1953

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    From the Files of 1953: Simcoe News Carl Peak celebrated his birthday on Sunday with a surprise birthday dinner. Douglas Hill, of Birmingham, spent the weekend with...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1955

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    From the Files of 1955 Earnest Swann has gone back to work at the American Bridge Company in Birmingham. Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Hancock and boys...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1955

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    From the files of 1955 DeLane Hulsey, Cullman High’s star baseball pitcher, signed with the Saint Louis Cardinals on Monday afternoon. He signed the one...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1933, 1955 and 1992

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    From the Files of 1933: The Hi-Y Club of Cullman High School was organized in 1929. This club is a Christian organization promoting clean speech,...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1954

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    From the Files of 1954: Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Henry celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on August 21st. Their children are: Harold Henry, Mrs. Lois...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1907

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    From the Files of 1907: Hanceville News Misses Kate and Mary Stender, of Cullman, spent Sunday with parents, in Hanceville. Miss Dela Matthews returned Saturday from a...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1898, 1917 and 1940

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    From the files of 1898: Logan is rapidly becoming an important town. The density of the population of the community may be estimated from the...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1955

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    From the files of 1955: Earnest Swann has gone back to work at the American Bridge Company in Birmingham. Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Hancock and boys...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1957

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    From the Files of 1957: Mr. and Mrs. Alton Hinkle are the parents of a daughter, born on January 24th, at Cullman Hospital. Mr. and Mrs....

    Files from Yesteryear: 1957

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    From the Files of 1957: The Cullman Bearcats defeated the Decatur Red Raiders last Thursday night in a cage battle, 59 to 51. This brings...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1940 and 1957

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    From the Files of 1940: Loretta Parris, age five, of Vinemont, Route Two, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Parris...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1940

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    From the Files of 1940:   Hanceville Happenings Mr. and Mrs. Martin Chappell and daughter, Gail and Mrs. M.T. Coniff, of Birmingham and Mrs. M.G. Little, of...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1940

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    From the Files of 1940: Willingham News Miss Louise Harris spent a few snowy days with Flora Edna Law last week. Mr. and Mrs. Archie Rowell are...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1917 and 1940

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    From the Files of 1917: Mrs. J.J. Davis is in Hartselle at the bedside of her daughter, Mrs. W.C. Summers, who is very ill. W.S. Thomas...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1917, 1935 and 1938

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    From the Files of 1917: Attending the organization meeting of the North and South National Bee Line Highway Association, in Birmingham, from Cullman County were...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1938

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    From the Files of 1938: Kelton Whaley, of Vinemont, tells that his brother-in-law, Tom C. Thomason, who is a salesman in the Carolina region, happened...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1926 and 1938

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    From the Files of 1926: Miss Mary Clara Goehler and Max F. Buettner were married on September 5th, at high noon, at Saint Paul’s Lutheran...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1919 and 1959

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    From the Files of 1919: Eleven students at API were expelled this week for hazing of freshmen. Miss Lucile Sparks entertained a group of young friends...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1951 and 1959

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    From the Files of 1951: Bearcat Banter Bill Baggett and Pete Taylor, who opened the season sitting on the bench are now Cullman’s only offensive...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1959

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    From the Files of 1959: Wreck Injures Hanceville Family Seven members of a Hanceville family were among nine injured in a two-car smash-up in Vestavia...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1959

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    From the Files of 1959: Hanceville Club Meets The Hanceville 4-H Club met on Monday, October 26th, in the club room at Hanceville School. Everette...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1959

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    From the Files of 1959: Miss James Dies Funeral services were held on November 11th at the Moss Service Chapel for Miss Alice James, 79,...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1902, 1932 and 1952

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    From the Files of 1902: W.C. Boub spent Monday in Trimble. Issac Cofer has received the contract to build the McMinn Bridge, near Trimble. J.M. Black, of...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1951

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    From the Files of 1951: Who Visited Whom? Mr. and Mrs. Carl Swan and family and Mr. and Mrs. A.Q. Vaughn and family were guests of...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1951

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    From the files of 1951:   Hanceville Happenings Morlar Bradford is improving, at his home, following a recent operation. Mrs. Doris Vaughn and children, of Kemosah, Wisconsin, are...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1951 and 1959

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    From the Files of 1951: Hanceville Happenings Mr. and Mrs. Fred Camp, of Calera, were the weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Bland. A son,...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1959

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    From the Files of 1959: Purdy Rites   Funeral services were held on May 19th at  Fairview  West  for Harrison P. Purdy, age 83, of Route...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1919 and 1959

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    From the Files o 1919: A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. George Beyer this week. Mrs. Perry Grimes has returned to her Route Three,...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1901, 1902, 1919 and 1952

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    From the Files of 1901: Miss Catherine Gurley is visiting her brother at Blossberg. Doctor Nick Schlaff, of Hanceville, was here on Tuesday. F.M. Hamilton returned on...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1964

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    From the Files Of 1964: Around the County Mrs. Boyd Drake is spending a couple of months in Florida. Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Herndon and Mr....

    Files from Yesteryear: 1964

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    From the Files of 1964:   Mrs. Clemons Father Dies Here Sunday Robert Woods Blair, age 62, father of Mrs. L.H. Clemmons, died at the Cullman Hospital,...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1953 and 1964

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    From the Files of 1953: Pioneer Lady Dies Here Mrs. Dan Heck, age 82, one of Cullman’s pioneer citizens, died here this week, after being...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1964

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    From the Files of 1964:    Hanceville Happenings Culture Club The Hanceville Culture Club met on Thursday, January 23, with Mrs. Joe Sawyer as hostess. Refreshments were served...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1964

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    From the Files of 1964: Charles H. Klein Rites Saturday - Prominent Businessman 40 Years Charles  H.   Klein,  age  68,  prominent businessman here for...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1903 and 1933

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    From the Files of 1903: Fred Betz is building two cottages for rent. Miss Julia Bauer went to New Orleans on Tuesday, to attend the carnival. C.A....

    Files from Yesteryear: 1900, 1930 and 1950

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    From the Files of 1900: Vick Clark is among the clerical force at the Racket Store. Ed Daniel has opened a restaurant in the old Speegle...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1900 and 1950

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    From the Files of 1900: The Polytechnic College will close Friday and the scholars will picnic at Blue Hole on Saturday. Ice cream is now sold...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1916, 1936 and 1950

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    From the Files of 1916 W. Tom Vandiver spent Monday in Birmingham. The Honorable George Parker spent Wednesday at Brilliant. A dance was enjoyed at the Growlers...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1934 and 1937

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    From the Files of 1934: Little Mary Landel Carr has been quite ill at the home of her parents, Mr.  and Mrs. L.J. Carr. Doctor and...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1918 and 1938

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    From the Files of 1918: Mrs. John Lewis and children, of Birmingham, are the guests of  her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Linton. Colonel and Mrs....

    Files from Yesteryear: 1955

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    From the Files of 1955:   Fred Harbison won the Grand Championship at the Beef Show with a shorthorn steer. Mary Wood won Reserve Champion with...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1918 and 1955

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    From the Files of 1918: Marvin Scott, who is on the USS Pennsylvania, will arrive Sunday to spend a few days with his mother, Mrs....

    Files from Yesteryear: 1918 and 1938

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    From the Files of 1918: Doctor C. Stewart is attending court in Huntsville this week. A dance was enjoyed by the younger set at Quartette Hall,...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1935 and 1938

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    From the Files of 1935: Cullman’s strawberries are moving faster than usual. Prices are ranging around $3.00 or better per crate. Seventeen carloads and thirty-five...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1905 and 1955

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      From the Files of 1905: Charles W. Wollenhaupt, formerly of Cullman, was killed when he was struck by a train near Bessemer, on Monday....

    Files from Yesteryear: 1955

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    From the Files of 1955:   R.C. Berry, of Vinemont, has a very long gun (65 inches) of the Civil War era, given to him by...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1936 and 1956

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    From the Files of 1936: The E.C. Kinney Store, at Blount Springs, was robbed of about $100.00 worth of flour, lard, etc. on Monday  night. The...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1906, 1936 and 1939

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    From the Files of 1906: Corn is so scarce that a great many Georgia families, who arrived here last fall, have had trouble getting enough...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1939

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    From the Files of 1939:   Mr. John Ivey visited Mr. Hiram Ivey, of Joppa, on Sunday evening.   Misses Jennie Miller and Ruth and Ruby Johnson...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1939 and 1957

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    From the Files of 1957:   Cold Springs Boy Makes Record with Corn Crop Jack Rice, President of Cold Springs F.F.A. Chapter, proved that corn can be...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1957

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    From the Files of 1957: Beal Rites Held Funeral services were held, at Enon, on January 1st, for Mrs. Della Mae Beal, age 56, of...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1957

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    From the Files of 1957 Hanceville Happenings Holiday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clate Hamrick were Mr. and Mrs.  Bert Hamrick, Mr. and Mrs. Quinnon Holmes...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1957

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    From the Files of 1957: Mrs. James Cole, J.C. Dye and Harvin McKinney were Sunday afternoon guests of Mr. and Mrs. Brown Keller. Ronnie and Eddie...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1957

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    From the Files of 1957: With the passing of 1956, we have a new page to start on Teen Chatter. It was really started off...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1917 and 1937

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    From the Files of 1917: Mrs. Leigh Taliaferro returned to her home in Nashville, on Saturday, after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. G.S. Leeth. D.T....

    Files from Yesteryear: 1898, 1928, 1937 and 1957

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    From the Files of 1898: The first open cotton boll of the season that we have seen was brought in on August 17th, by James...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1957

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    From the Files of 1957: Mrs. Nancy Knight, Mrs. R.P. Newman and Miss Loe Mae Knight spent Sunday afternoon visiting Mrs. Charlie Vincent in Cullman...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1940 and 1957

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    From the Files of 1940: ROTC Unit Receives High Rating For 22 Years Three Auburn students, from Cullman County, are serving this year as officers...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1940

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    From the Files of 1940:   Miss Warnke Is Bride of Ted Graveman On Wednesday Miss Mary Warnke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Warnke and Ted...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1940

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    From the Files of 1940:   Mr. And Mrs. Henry Sinyard Celebrate Their Golden Wedding Anniversary On October 2nd, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sinyard celebrated their fiftieth...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1928

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    From the Files of 1928: S.V. Davis, of Crane Hill, was in town on Saturday. Gene Thompson, of Vinemont, was in town last Friday. S.V. Waller was...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1953

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    From the Files of 1953:   Simcoe News Carl Peak celebrated his birthday on Sunday with a surprise birthday dinner. Douglas Hill, of Birmingham, spent the weekend...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1903, 1933 and 1953

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    From the Files of 1903: Miss Agnes Imbusch has entered Notre Dame College in Cleveland, Ohio. Miss Maude Jones left yesterday to enter school in Nashville. Professor...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1957

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    From the Files of 1957: Mrs. Rigsby Dies Mrs. John W. Rigsby, 78, died on Saturday, following a long illness and funeral services were held...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1940 and 1957

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    From the Files of 1940: Lutheran Ladies Aid Meets At Church On Tuesday afternoon, December 10th, the Lutheran Ladies Aid met at the Lutheran Church. A...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1940

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    From the Files of 1940:   Holly Pond P.T.A. Meets The Holly Pond P.T.A. met on Tuesday evening, at the high school auditorium. The meeting was presided over...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1898, 1917 and 1940

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    From the Files of 1898: Logan is rapidly becoming an important town. The density of the population of the community may be estimated from the...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1955

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    From the Files of 1955: Earnest Swann has gone back to work at the American Bridge Company in Birmingham. Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Hancock and boys...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1955

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    From the Files of 1955: DeLane Hulsey, Cullman High’s star baseball pitcher, signed with the Saint Louis Cardinals on Monday afternoon. He signed the one...