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    Files from yesteryear: 1936, 1952

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    From the files of 1936 Mrs. H. Parker was a nice hostess on Thursday for a dance. George Stiefelmeyer, Grand Master- Elect of the Grand Lodge...

    Files from yesteryear: 1930, 1936

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    From the files of 1930 Miss Eunice Butler has recently graduated from Alverson Business College in Birmingham. Mrs. John Luyben and Mrs. F. Mallery were joint...

    Friends of Frankweiler welcome sister-city visitors

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Friends of Frankweiler (FoF) was established in 1987, when Cullman and Frankweiler, Germany – the birthplace of Cullman’s founder John G. Cullmann –...

    Files from yesteryear: 1905, 1935

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    From the files of 1905 The Ladies Symphony and a number of friends met at the M.L. Robertson home on the 27th. Presenting the program...

    Files from yesteryear: 1900, 1930, 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: 1918, 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: 1936, 1950

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    From the files of 1936 The Cullman County High School was closed on April 1, 1936, due to lack of funds. Mrs. Oldacre spoke to...

    Files from yesteryear: 1951

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    From the files of 1951 North Walter News Mr. and Mrs. Leak Hosey, of Akron, Ohio, were the Wednesday night supper guests of Mr. and Mrs....

    Files from yesteryear: 1951

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    From the files of 1951 New Harmony News Charley Benefield was buried at New Home last Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Carmon Maze spent last week with relatives...

    Files from yesteryear: 1951

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    From the files of 1951 Mr. and Mrs. Collidge Hughes and Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Hughes visited Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Woodard, in Haleyville on...

    Files from yesteryear: 1902, 1932

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    From the files of 1902 Since the new bell, recently presented to the M.E. Church South, has been properly hung, its volume and tone are...

    Files from yesteryear: 1937, 1954

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    From the files of 1937 Miss Jeanette Green returned Wednesday from Roswell, New Mexico, where she has been since January. Her many friends are glad...

    Files from yesteryear: 1937

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    From the files of 1937 The State of Alabama owns 4,221 buildings. The appraised value of these buildings, including  contents, is $36,079,850. This property is...

    Files from yesteryear: 1950

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    From the files of 1950 Arthur Jack Hyatt, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Hyatt of Cullman graduated with honors from Florence State Teachers College. Mrs....

    Files from yesteryear: 1951

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    From the files of 1951 Oak Level News Reverend J.S. Shults filled his appointment here on Sunday and Sunday night. Mrs. Loy Hinkle, Freida and Frances, attended...

    Files from yesteryear: 1936, 1950

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    From the files of 1936 The dry season threatens the water supply in Cullman and Cullman County. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Crouen are visiting relatives here,...

    Files from yesteryear: 1933, 1952

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    From the files of 1933 Mrs. J.E. Pierce and son, Leroy of Cullman, spent the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Nesmith at...

    Files from yesteryear: 1936

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    From the files of 1936 Ralph H. Sanders is the new minister at the First Christian Church in Cullman. He is a native of Savannah,...

    Files from yesteryear: 1900, 1930

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    From the files of 1900 Miss Fannie Watts of Etha is attending music school at Holly Pond. D.E. Jones is postmaster at Jones Chapel.                     The sixth annual...

    Files from yesteryear: 1936, 1950

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    From the files of 1936 Joe C. Sapp spent Monday in Birmingham. Coroner J. Grady Moss has a sprained ankle. Professor and Mrs. Joe Ray, of Hanceville,...

    Files from yesteryear: 1916, 1920

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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: 1904, 1954

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    From the files of 1904 Miss Annie McConnell has returned to her studies in Tuscaloosa. Mrs. Joseph Rudder returned Wednesday from an extended visit in Knoxville. Captain...

    Files from yesteryear: 1936, 1950

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    From the files of 1936 Mr. G.W. Tingle passed away on October 10. There were 12 children born to this union. Burial was at Mars...

    Files from yesteryear: 1936, 1950

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    From the files of 1936 This dry season threatens the water supply in Cullman and Cullman County. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Crouen are visiting relatives here,...

    Files from yesteryear: 1930, 1936

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    From the files of 1930 The County Board of Education has moved into its newly remodeled building, which is one of the finest in the...

    Files from yesteryear: 1930, 1950

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    From the files of 1930 The bodies of two Cullman County soldiers arrived home, Emory McConnell and Ulyses Yeager. Mr. Jessie Smith is erecting a cotton...

    Files from yesteryear: 1900, 1936

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    From the files of 1900 George Patrick of Ryan’s Cross Roads was here yesterday. C.N. Peek, of Eddy, was in Cullman on Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. R.E....

    Happy 200th birthday, Col. Cullmann!

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    Friends of Frankweiler hosts party to celebrate town’s founder CULLMAN, Ala. - A small crowd of Cullmanites of all ages and backgrounds joined together at...

    Files from yesteryear: 1937

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    From the files of 1937 County Board of Education: R.E. Moore, Superintendent; Doctor J.G. Daves, President; T.F. Gladney, Vice- President; Judge Tankersley; A. Pinkerton and...

    Files from yesteryear: 1900, 1950

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    From the files of 1900 We are in receipt of a copy of E.T. Paul’s latest and greatest March entitled, “Dawn of the Century March.” Fifteen...

    Files from yesteryear: 1936

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    The Vinemont 4-H Club elected officers at the school on Wednesday. President-Marie Drake, Vice-President- Dorothy Lawrence, Secretary-Daisy Edge, Cheer Leader-Myron Nesmith and Song Leader-Naomi...

    Files from yesteryear 1916, 1930

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    From the files of 1916 Electric washing machines are advertised by  C.A. Stiefelmeyer for $44.00 for one model and $52.50 for the other model. Doctor Sidney...

    April Walking Tours begin with walk through 1873-1900

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This year’s April Walking Tours series kicked off at the Cullman County Museum on Saturday, April 1, with guide Michael Sullins...

    St. Valentine’s Day: Just where did it come from?

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    Love can be a confusing thing, so it’s fitting that the calendar day devoted to love should be the subject of some confusion itself....

    The people behind the Hay People

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Each fall, Cullmanites mark the times with colorful mums around downtown, and the annual appearance of the hay people is a...

    A legacy of Civil War history – remembering Fred Wise

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - “He was a people person. He loved the public and he got excited when people came and talked and shared history,”...

    Do you believe in the Metal Man?

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    FALKVILLE Ala. – Alabama certainly has its fair share of urban legends and strange occurrences. Recently, on an adventure through the backroads of Cullman...

    Frankweiler Fountain flows again!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - To celebrate the twinning of Cullman and its German sister city Frankweiler, the Cullman German Club built the Frankweiler Fountain on...

    East Point Cumberland Presbyterian Church to celebrate 100 years 

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    Photo with cars is the current church building, one without cars is the original before the renovations over the years.CULLMAN, Ala. - On Sunday,...

    Alabama historical site Brindley Cemetery restored and rededicated

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A rededication of the Brindley Cemetery was held Friday afternoon with the descendants of Mace Thomas Payne Brindley (Brindley Mountain namesake)...

    Senior Spotlight: Ruth Brigham, pt 2

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    In 1951, Harold and Ruth Brigham moved their young family from Washington D.C. to Cullman County. They would call Hanceville home and eventually have...

    WWI Veteran Memorials: Pvt. Johnie Pichelmayer

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    It was supposed to be the “war to end all wars.” The Great War, as it was referred to at the time, is what...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1930

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    From the Files of 1930:  Sunday, March 2 was the 80th birthday of Mrs. T.M. Gibbs, of Hanceville. The family gathered at the home of...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1920

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    From the Files of 1920: On Sunday, September 19, 1920 a big dinner was given at the home of William E. Grimmett, near Good Hope....

    Files from Yesteryear: 1900, 1930

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    From the Files of 1900: The length of public schools in this county will be increased this year from three to four and-half months. The Tribune-Gazette...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1900, 1950

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

    Files from Yesteryear: 1936, 1950

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    From the files of 1936: Joe C. Sapp spent Monday in Birmingham. Coroner J. Grady Moss has a sprained ankle. Professor and Mrs. Joe Ray, of Hanceville,...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1916, 1920

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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: 1902, 1932

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    From the files of 1902: Since the new bell, recently presented to the M.E. Church South, has been properly hung, its volume and tone are...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1952

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    From the files of 1952: Gerald Sandlin, age seven, was seriously injured earlier this week when he was hit by an automobile near his home...

    Do you Remember? The Calico Shop

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - If you were in Cullman from the late-50s to the mid-80s, chances are you wore something or received something hand sewn...

    Do You Remember? Dipper Dan

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Many remember the white chairs with the red heart backs and red seats when reminiscing about visiting the Dipper Dan Ice...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1933, 1952

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    From the Files of 1933: Mrs. J.E. Pierce and son, Leroy of Cullman, spent the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Nesmith at...

    8 Alabama properties included in 2020 Places in Peril list

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Historical Commission and the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation this week announced the 2020 Places in Peril, a program...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1936

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    From the files of 1936: Ralph H. Sanders is the new minister at the First Christian Church in Cullman. He is a native of Savannah,...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1900, 1930

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    From the files of 1900: Miss Fannie Watts of Etha is attending music school at Holly Pond. D.E. Jones is postmaster at Jones Chapel. The sixth annual...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1900, 1950

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    From the files of 1900: The weather this week is the warmest of the season. E. Hauk is having a well drilled on his lot on...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1930, 1950

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    From the files of 1930: Professor and Mrs. R.P. Johnston spent last weekend in Nashville with relatives. The Cullman Baptist Association will meet, with Etha Baptist...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1900, 1930, 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: 1950

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    From the files of 1950: Henry Ford Turner of Hanceville is working on his doctorate at the University of Alabama. Three men were arrested, on Sunday,...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1936, 1950

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    From the files of 1936: Congressman-elect, Luther Patrick of Birmingham will speak at the Cullman County Courthouse on Saturday afternoon at two o’clock. It is...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1932, 1933

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    From the files of 1932: Miss Mildred Kinney was hostess at the Entre Amies meeting Thursday evening. The Fidelity Club met recently with Misses Marie and...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1902, 1932

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    From the files of 1902: Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Crider, formerly of Loretto, now of Jefferson County, were visiting friends here last week. Mrs. Casper Arnold,...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1952

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    From the Files of 1952: Mr. and Mrs. Howard Horton of Hanceville were guests on the Bud Collyer, Toni Break the Bank Television program. They...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1952, 1957

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    From the Files of 1952: L.W. Yates is serving as Superintendent of Cullman City Schools. F.G. Manley brought a giant persimmon into the Tribune office this...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1957

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    From the Files of 1957: Second Blast Victim Dies Edwin Earl Howard, 16, the second victim of the explosion here on June 16, which had...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1957

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    From the Files of 1957: New Harmony News Vester Plunkett is ill in the Arab Hospital. Jim Tom Noles is in a Birmingham hospital. Mr. and Mrs....

    Files from Yesteryear: 1957

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    From the Files of 1957: Friends and relatives who visited Aunt Lula Boyd and Mr. and Mrs. Homer Pike during last week were Mr. and...

    Belly up for a brew

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  Last weekend, Cullman celebrated its German heritage, and without a doubt, beer was part of the Oktoberfest celebration. For years, alcohol...

    History on parade: Oktoberfest walking tour features west side life, Tribune...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - For the 11th consecutive year, Cullman’s Oktoberfest celebration- though condensed by COVID- featured an evening walking tour led by Michael Sullins...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1957

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    From the Files of 1957: Akers Family Reunion The annual Akers family reunion was held on June 16 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.M....

    The first 5 families

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    The city of Cullman is gearing up to celebrate its German heritage during this week’s Oktoberfest festivities, and while many are aware of the...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1940

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    From the Files of 1940: Census Shows Cullman to Lead in Farms and Industries, 7th District In a complete return of the Business and Manufacturers,...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1940

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    From the Files of 1940: Logan News Jackie Rushing is spending the week in Birmingham with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Logan will go to Ponders this...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1917, 1940

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    From the Files of 1917: Mrs. Bud Butler, of Holly Pond, remains dangerously ill. Mrs. George Parker was hostess to members of the Priscilla Sewing Club...

    Deadline approaching to nominate properties to ‘Places in Peril’ 2020

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabamians have just one month to submit nominations to “Alabama’s Places in Peril” listing for threatened or endangered properties. Since 1994,...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1898, 1917, 1930

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    From the Files of 1898: J.H. Karter, of Cullman, holds the honor of building the first store in Vinemont. It will probably later be as...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1900, 1950

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    From the Files of 1900: Alvin Ahlrichs has purchased the Cullman Telephone Exchange and the office will be moved to the Protest Building. Arrangements have...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1936, 1950

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    From the Files of 1936: Everyone is disappointed that schools are closing from lack of funds. Students will not be promoted. Misses Opal Lee and Virginia...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1902, 1936

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    From the Files of 1902: Searcy Johnson is now operating the telegraph office at the depot at night. Misses Claude Allred and Maude Jones visited in...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1932, 1952

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    From the Files of 1932: Inez and Bertie Young spent Saturday night with their sister, Mrs. H.J. Mize. Attending the quilting at Mrs. Henry Mobley’s on...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1908, 1932, 1933

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    From the Files of 1908: The county teachers institute was held at Joppa with County Superintendent D.V. Smith presiding. Cullman has secured the county high school,...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1902, 1932

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    From the Files of 1902: Mrs. Louis Nebrig of Garden City was seriously injured when a wild cow hooked her down and trampled her in...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1902, 1952

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    From the Files of 1902: J.A. McMinn has just opened a full line of groceries at his old stand. A.W. Lancaster has gone to Falkville to...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1933, 1952

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    From the Files of 1933: Miss Blanche Linton was married to Mr. Paul Burks at the Vinemont Baptist Church. Miss Miriam Boyd of Hartford and Rayburn...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1904, 1933, 1934

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    From the Files of 1904: E.M. Brundridge left Tuesday for the Lone Star State. G.S. Leeth and Bob Lee returned from Saint Louis on Tuesday. Each...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1904, 1954

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    From the Files of 1904: Married Sunday at 3 p.m. were Miss Addie Smith and Wiley Burks. C.W. Holmes, formerly of Unity is now a businessman...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1954

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    From the Files of 1954: Killed instantly at 6:30 Wednesday morning was Carl Milligan, 35, of Bangor. The accident occurred at the Garden City Heading...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1904, 1937, 1954

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    From the Files of 1904: A lively group of Decaturites came to Vinemont on Saturday and spent the day hunting chestnuts. Born to Mr. and Mrs....

    Files from Yesteryear: 1937

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    From the Files of 1937: School opened at Enon on Monday with Herbert Alldridge and Ethel Brown Harris as teachers. We are sorry to report that...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1937

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    From the Files of 1937: The Cullman Bearcats lost to Tuscaloosa Count High, 19-6. The lone Cullman score was set up by Marion Woodall, who...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1902, 1932

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    From the Files of 1902: J.W. Arnett has sold his farm at Joppa and will leave in a few days for Louisiana. Reverend J.E. Creel preached...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1902, 1952

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    From the Files of 1902: Since the new bell, recently presented to the M.E. Church South has been properly hung, its volume and tone are...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1933, 1952

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    From the Files of 1933: Mrs. J.E. Pierce and son, Leroy of Cullman, spent the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Nesmith, at...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1904, 1934

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    From the Files of 1904: C.F.J. Hartung, M.D., came home from Chattanooga this week. Louis Owen, Esquire and Frank Johnson, of Bremen, were in town this...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1937

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    From the Files of 1937: Teachers Hanceville – J.R. Edmondson, Principal, James Cooper, Frances Fraser, Joe Ray, Dixie Christian, Beatrice Alexander, Mrs. Lucille Rowell, Beulah...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1937

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    From the Files of 1937: County Board of Education: R.E. Moore, Superintendent; Doctor J.G. Daves, President; T.F. Gladney, Vice- President; Judge Tankersley; A. Pinkerton and...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1904, 1934

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    From the Files of 1904: Warm, dry weather continues. Arthur Sanderman is behind the counter at Vinemont Grocery Company. Indications point to a victory for the Democratic...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1937, 1954

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    From the Files of 1937: October is here -the month of witches, black cats and spooks. Already at Fairview High we are looking forward to...