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History of Montgomery, Alabama, USA

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Montgomery, Alabama, USA

The world's first Electric Trolley System was introduced in Montgomery in 1886.

Montgomery is the capital and the birthplace of the Confederate States of America.

In 1902 Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill performed the first open heart surgery in the Western Hemisphere by suturing a stab wound in a young boy's heart. The surgery occurred in Montgomery.

Singer and entertainer Nathaniel Adams (Nat King) Cole was known as the man with the velvet voice. He was born in Montgomery in 1919 and died in 1965.

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  • 1819 - Montgomery, Alabama founded
    State capital, grew from the 1540 French settlement Fort Toulouse.
    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1820 - Steamboat Harriett reached Montgomery; river trade opened between Montgomery and Mobile

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ altimeln.htm

  • Montgomery, Alabama, USA
    Church of St. Peter
    219 Adams Ave., Montgomery, ALABAMA 36101
    Established 1834
    Source: Google maps
    Photograph
  • 1846 - Montgomery selected as state capital

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ altimeln.htm

  • 1849 - Capitol in Montgomery destroyed by fire

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ altimeln.htm

  • 1854 - Montgomery
    Montgomery, a flourishing city, capital of the State of Alabama, and scat of justice of Montgomery co., is situated on the left bank of the Alabama ri...Read MORE...


  • 1861 - Confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery, Ala
    February 8 - Confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery, Ala
    February 18 - Confederate President Jefferson Davis inaugurated at Montgomery...Read MORE...


  • 1886 - World's first Electric Trolley System was introduced in Montgomery.


  • 1886 - December 5 - A big snowstorm in the southeastern U.S. produced 11 inches at Montgomery AL

    WeatherForYou.com

  • 1895 - Montgomery
    Montgomery, a city of Alabama, the capital of the state, and the seat of justice of Montgomery co., is situated on the left bank of the Alabama River,...Read MORE...


  • 1900 - Montgomery - The Cradle of the Confederacy by George Petrie
    Montgomery is best known to the general reader as the "Cradle of the Confederacy." He turns to its history, if he cares to read it at all, to get a cl...Read MORE...


  • News 1901 - SWEEPING FLAMES. ONE RESIDENCE BURNED AND ENTIRE BLOCK THREATENED.
    House Owned by Gay Brothers, Valued at $5,000, Destroyed. It Was Occupied by Bernard Frank.

    Three firemen overcome by heat and a handsome two-story...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Montgomery, a city of Alabama, the capital of the state and the seat of justice of Montgomery co., is situated on the left bank of the Alabama River, ...Read MORE...


  • News 1908 - PASSENGERS JUMP FROM RUN AWAY CAR. Panic Among Occupants of Vehicle Returning From Ball Game In Montgomery.
    Montgomery, Ala., May 29. - A score or more of persons were injured in a panic late today on a crowded electric car returning from the baseball park, ...Read MORE...


  • 1909 - Wright brothers established flying school outside Montgomery

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ altimeln.htm

  • Montgomery, Alabama, USA
    Bird's Eye View of Dexter Ave., Showing State Capitol
    Postcard
  • Montgomery, Alabama, USA
    Montgomery, Ala., Country Club

    "In 1893, The Cloverdale Land and Development Company was bankrupt, due to the nationwide economic panic of that period. During the next fifteen years, the Cloverdale site lay dormant with the exception of some... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • News 1911 - Fire At Buckeye Plant.
    The fire department was called to the plant of the Buckeye Cotton Seed Oil Mills on Maple Street this morning at 10:45 o'clock. The blaze originated i...Read MORE...


  • 1919 - Singer and entertainer Nathaniel Adams (Nat King) Cole was born in Montgomery


  • Montgomery, Alabama, USA
    State Capitol, Montgomery, Alabama

    "The Alabama State Capitol, listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the First Confederate Capitol, is the state capitol building for Alabama. It is located on Capitol Hill, originally Goat Hill, in ... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Montgomery, Alabama, USA
    Veterans Administration Facility, Montgomery, Ala.
    Postcard
  • 1955 - Black seamstress, Rosa Parks, arrested for refusing to give seat on bus to white passenger; Montgomery Bus Boycott began; Parks named "mother of modern day civil rights movement"

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ altimeln.htm

  • 1956 - December 20 - Montgomery, Ala, removed race-based seat assignments on its buses

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Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Montgomery, Alabama, USA


Montgomery, Alabama, USA
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Church of St. Peter
219 Adams Ave., Montgomery, ALABAMA 36101
Established 1834
Source: Google maps
Photograph

Montgomery, Alabama, USA
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Montgomery, Ala., Country Club

"In 1893, The Cloverdale Land and Development Company was bankrupt, due to the nationwide economic panic of that period. During the next fifteen years, the Cloverdale site lay dormant with the exception of some... Read MORE...

Postcard

Montgomery, Alabama, USA
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Bird's Eye View of Dexter Ave., Showing State Capitol
Postcard



Montgomery, Alabama, USA
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State Capitol, Montgomery, Alabama

"The Alabama State Capitol, listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the First Confederate Capitol, is the state capitol building for Alabama. It is located on Capitol Hill, originally Goat Hill, in ... Read MORE...

Postcard

Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Pinterest
Veterans Administration Facility, Montgomery, Ala.
Postcard
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History and News of Montgomery, Alabama, USA

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  • 1819 - Montgomery, Alabama founded
    State capital, grew from the 1540 French settlement Fort Toulouse.
    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1820 - Steamboat Harriett reached Montgomery; river trade opened between Montgomery and Mobile

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ altimeln.htm
  • 1846 - Montgomery selected as state capital

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ altimeln.htm
  • 1849 - Capitol in Montgomery destroyed by fire

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ altimeln.htm
  • 1854 - Montgomery
    Montgomery, a flourishing city, capital of the State of Alabama, and scat of justice of Montgomery co., is situated on the left bank of the Alabama... Read MORE...

  • 1861 - Confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery, Ala
    February 8 - Confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery, Ala
    February 18 - Confederate President Jefferson Davis inaugurated at... Read MORE...

  • 1886 - World's first Electric Trolley System was introduced in Montgomery.
  • 1886 - December 5 - A big snowstorm in the southeastern U.S. produced 11 inches at Montgomery AL

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1895 - Montgomery
    Montgomery, a city of Alabama, the capital of the state, and the seat of justice of Montgomery co., is situated on the left bank of the Alabama... Read MORE...

  • 1900 - Montgomery - The Cradle of the Confederacy by George Petrie
    Montgomery is best known to the general reader as the "Cradle of the Confederacy." He turns to its history, if he cares to read it at all, to get a... Read MORE...

  • News  1901 - SWEEPING FLAMES. ONE RESIDENCE BURNED AND ENTIRE BLOCK THREATENED.
    House Owned by Gay Brothers, Valued at $5,000, Destroyed. It Was Occupied by Bernard Frank.

    Three firemen overcome by heat and a handsome... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Montgomery, a city of Alabama, the capital of the state and the seat of justice of Montgomery co., is situated on the left bank of the Alabama River, ... Read MORE...

  • News  1908 - PASSENGERS JUMP FROM RUN AWAY CAR. Panic Among Occupants of Vehicle Returning From Ball Game In Montgomery.
    Montgomery, Ala., May 29. - A score or more of persons were injured in a panic late today on a crowded electric car returning from the baseball park, ... Read MORE...

  • 1909 - Wright brothers established flying school outside Montgomery

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ altimeln.htm
  • News  1911 - Fire At Buckeye Plant.
    The fire department was called to the plant of the Buckeye Cotton Seed Oil Mills on Maple Street this morning at 10:45 o'clock. The blaze originated... Read MORE...

  • 1919 - Singer and entertainer Nathaniel Adams (Nat King) Cole was born in Montgomery
  • 1955 - Black seamstress, Rosa Parks, arrested for refusing to give seat on bus to white passenger; Montgomery Bus Boycott began; Parks named "mother of modern day civil rights movement"

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ altimeln.htm
  • 1956 - December 20 - Montgomery, Ala, removed race-based seat assignments on its buses

    historyorb.com

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