Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

This interesting article from today’s Alabama Pioneers Newsletter: A Much Different July 4 celebration in 1861 Have you ever heard the story about the Free State of Winston?  It is a very interesting event in Alabama history. In 1861, Winston County, Alabama seceded from Alabama and declared itself  ‘the free state of Winston.’  The incident …

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