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The Alabama Grist Mill by Alabama Pioneers is a podcast to highlight historical Alabama with stories and history from the Alabama Pioneers website.

Alabama Grist Mill Alabama Pioneers

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    • 4.4, 27 Ratings

The Alabama Grist Mill by Alabama Pioneers is a podcast to highlight historical Alabama with stories and history from the Alabama Pioneers website.

    Preaching Standing on his Knees

    Preaching Standing on his Knees

    Moving to our state in the early early days of Alabama, described by the pioneers of the day.

    • 22 min
    Kendall Lewis Tavern

    Kendall Lewis Tavern

    Travelers who passed through the Creek Nation between 1820 and 1830 left some descriptions of the Taverns and Inns. Peter Brannon used notes and statistical data to write a story about them. The Kendall Lewis tavern was on the Federal Road from 1815 to 1828. It as located about 400 yards West and on the left side of the road from Fort Brainbridge.

    • 13 min
    Pray all day, fight all night

    Pray all day, fight all night

    Today's story is about some people who were here before 1819 ---Alabama's first people, the Native Americans. Written history on Alabama's Native Americans is limited because they only had mostly oral history --- handed down for generations.

    • 20 min
    The suspicious history of Blue Springs

    The suspicious history of Blue Springs

    The unique thing about Blue Springs Park is that old-timers will tell you that the spring first appeared north of the highway approximately 300 yards from the present site. They said that the spring suddenly dried up and reappeared just south of the highway at the west end of Choctawhatchee river bridge. The question is why?

    • 13 min
    History Along Highway 10

    History Along Highway 10

    A short (approximately 30 minute) drive on Highway 10 in southeast, Alabama from Clio in Barbour County to Abbeville in neighboring Henry County, takes, you through three historic sites; the birthplace of Gov. George Wallace, a famous spring that has moved twice and a childhood home of Rosa Parks. If you travel a little further within Barbour County, you can also visit the birthplace of eight Alabama governors.

    • 17 min
    The Alabama Indestructible Doll

    The Alabama Indestructible Doll

    Entrepreneurship among women must have been strong in early 1900s in Alabama. We had a previous podcast on the Birmingham, Alabama woman who invented the windshield wiper now one who invented the Alabama indestructible doll. ......During its peak, a doll factory in Roanoke, Alabama, operated by a woman, produced ten thousand of her dolls each year. The dolls were known by several names: Alabama Baby, Alabama Indestructible Doll, Roanoke Doll, or Ella Smith Doll

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Duster008 ,

Great

Love hearing about the history of our beautiful state.

Alabaster weather nerd ,

Fun and fascinating Southern history!

Donna and Mike deliver some entertaining and interesting history focused on Alabama. Donna’s sincere storytelling is great fun to listen to. Expect to hear stories you’ve never heard before! Keep ‘em coming, guys.

ISpankEm ,

Good content, bad delivery

The topics are interesting, but listening to the lady’s voice is like nails on a chalkboard. She’s very hard to understand sometimes, and her voice is just not meant for podcasts.

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