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Huntsville, Alabama, USA

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  • 1805 - Huntsville, Alabama founded

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  • 1812 - Huntsville Academy founded in Huntsville


  • 1834 - April 26 - Killer frosts were reported in the Deep South. The frost was quite severe around Huntsville AL, and highlighted a backward spring in the South that year.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • 1854 - Huntsville
    Huntsville, a neat, thriving town, capital of Madison county, Alabama, on the Winchester and Alabama railroad, 150 miles N. N. E. from Tuscaloosa, and...Read MORE...


  • Huntsville, Alabama, USA
    Church of St. Mary of the Visitation
    222 N Jefferson St., Huntsville, ALABAMA 35801
    Established 1861
    Source: Google maps
    Photograph
  • 1887 - April 26 - Huntsville Electric Co forms to sell electricity

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  • Huntsville, Alabama, USA
    Washington St., Hunstville, Ala.
    Postcard
  • 1895 - Huntsville
    Hunts'ville, a city, the capital of Madison co., Ala., on the Memphis & Charleston Railroad, 212 miles E. by S. of Memphis, 98 miles W.S.W. of Chattan...Read MORE...


  • 1896 - Stone on Trial for Murder. Negro Kills His Friend with a Fence Rail in Alabama.
    Huntsville, Ala., December 4. - (Special.) Circuit court has on trial the case of Oscar Stone, colored, for the murder of his friend, Governor Jolly. ...Read MORE...


  • News 1897 - END OF A QUEER FEUD - Ashford Killed as He Rode Past Brown's Home. IT BEGAN WITH A WOMAN.
    Two Men Live on Opposite Sides of a Street and Have Been Watching Each Other for Months.

    Huntsville, Ala., January 1. - (Special.) - The killing of...Read MORE...


  • News 1900 - Huntsville's Cotton Oil Mill
    Hunstville, Ala., May 20. (Special.) - T. W. Pratt, of Huntsville and W. A. Rigsby and others, of Augusta, Ga., have formed a company with a capital o...Read MORE...


  • Huntsville, Alabama, USA
    Dallas Mills, Huntsville, Ala.

    "Dallas Mill was a manufacturer of cotton sheeting in Huntsville, Alabama, United States. The first of four major textile mills in Huntsville, the mill operated from 1891 until 1949, before it was converted for use... Read MORE...

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  • Huntsville, Alabama, USA
    First Methodist Church
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  • Huntsville, Alabama, USA
    Washington Street Looking North, Huntsville, Ala.
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Huntsville, a banking post-town, the capital of Madison co., Ala., on the Southern and the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Rs., 98 miles WSW. of ...Read MORE...


  • News 1950 - May 14 – The Huntsville Times runs the headline, "Dr. von Braun Says Rocket Flights Possible to Moon."

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    May 14, 1950

  • 1954 - July 04 - WMSL TV channel 48 in Huntsville, AL (ABC) begins

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  • 1956 - The Army Ballistic Missile Agency was established at Huntsville's Redstone Arsenal.




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Huntsville, Alabama, USA
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Church of St. Mary of the Visitation
222 N Jefferson St., Huntsville, ALABAMA 35801
Established 1861
Source: Google maps
Photograph

Huntsville, Alabama, USA
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Washington St., Hunstville, Ala.
Postcard

Huntsville, Alabama, USA
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Dallas Mills, Huntsville, Ala.

"Dallas Mill was a manufacturer of cotton sheeting in Huntsville, Alabama, United States. The first of four major textile mills in Huntsville, the mill operated from 1891 until 1949, before it was converted for use... Read MORE...

Postcard

Huntsville, Alabama, USA
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Washington Street Looking North, Huntsville, Ala.
Postcard

Huntsville, Alabama, USA
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First Methodist Church
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History, News and Stories of Huntsville, Alabama, USA

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  • 1805 - Huntsville, Alabama founded

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1812 - Huntsville Academy founded in Huntsville
  • 1834 - April 26 - Killer frosts were reported in the Deep South. The frost was quite severe around Huntsville AL, and highlighted a backward spring in the South that year.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1854 - Huntsville
    Huntsville, a neat, thriving town, capital of Madison county, Alabama, on the Winchester and Alabama railroad, 150 miles N. N. E. from Tuscaloosa,... Read MORE...

  • 1887 - April 26 - Huntsville Electric Co forms to sell electricity

    historyorb.com
  • 1895 - Huntsville
    Hunts'ville, a city, the capital of Madison co., Ala., on the Memphis & Charleston Railroad, 212 miles E. by S. of Memphis, 98 miles W.S.W. of... Read MORE...

  • 1896 - Stone on Trial for Murder. Negro Kills His Friend with a Fence Rail in Alabama.
    Huntsville, Ala., December 4. - (Special.) Circuit court has on trial the case of Oscar Stone, colored, for the murder of his friend, Governor... Read MORE...

  • News  1897 - END OF A QUEER FEUD - Ashford Killed as He Rode Past Brown's Home. IT BEGAN WITH A WOMAN.
    Two Men Live on Opposite Sides of a Street and Have Been Watching Each Other for Months.

    Huntsville, Ala., January 1. - (Special.) - The killing... Read MORE...

  • News  1900 - Huntsville's Cotton Oil Mill
    Hunstville, Ala., May 20. (Special.) - T. W. Pratt, of Huntsville and W. A. Rigsby and others, of Augusta, Ga., have formed a company with a capital... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Huntsville, a banking post-town, the capital of Madison co., Ala., on the Southern and the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Rs., 98 miles WSW. of ... Read MORE...

  • News  1950 - May 14 – The Huntsville Times runs the headline, "Dr. von Braun Says Rocket Flights Possible to Moon."

    www.wikipedia.org
    May 14, 1950
  • 1954 - July 04 - WMSL TV channel 48 in Huntsville, AL (ABC) begins

    historyorb.com
  • 1956 - The Army Ballistic Missile Agency was established at Huntsville's Redstone Arsenal.

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