Author: Alan Brown

A Brief History of Charleston

The first inhabitants of Charleston were Wando, Sewanee, and Kiawah Indians, who lived in the area until the mid-1700s. The first colonists from England called their city “Charles Towne” after their king, Charles II. Because...

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Bessemer’s Haunted Hall of History

The City of Bessemer was founded by Henry F. DeBardeleben in 1887. Like nearby Birmingham, Bessemer had the raw materials required for the production of iron within a very close proximity: iron ore, coal, and limestone. A...

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