The Dade County Historical Society Cemetery Walk is just a couple of weeks away. We will feature the Brock Cemetery this year. The event is planned for Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 4-6 p.m. There is no charge for this event, but donations to the Dade County Historical...

April—it is filled with flowers, showers, sometimes Easter (like this year), but also cool mornings and hot afternoons. It brings to mind disasters for me and many of you in Dade County. In 2011, we experienced possibly the biggest local disaster in our lifetime, when...

“What have you been doing since you retired?"

This question is often posed to my fellow members of the Historical Society and me. Here is one answer:

We just finished a very successful hike to the coke ovens. Last week we started handing out copies of articles written by...

Photo of coke oven interior by Charissa Skillern Scamehorn. Photo below of creek by Laura Cureton Cross.

Patience is a virtue. Patience was what it took to continue planning for the Dade County Historical Society trip into the hollow that holds the last remnants of Cole...

On rainy winter days, sometimes I just put on some cozy clothing and spend the day playing on the computer. We have had plenty of those days recently and I decided that Newspapers.com needed my attention.

I did a search for “State of Dade” because, well, because that wh...

Note: This article was first written in 2013. It was written in preparation for a hike that was sponsored by the Dade County Historical Society into the coalmining area on Sand Mountain which was an incorporated city in the 19th century. Cole City has at least two othe...

Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 16, when the Dade Historical Society will sponsor another venture into the ruins of the mining and coal coking works at Cole City on Sand Mountain.

(Photo: File shot of Dade coke oven ruins.)

Plans are still in the works with th...

Editor's Note: The photos in today's column are from the Historical Society's 2019 calender. To find out how to obtain a calendar, please see Donna's endnotes below.

This article is a reprise of an article that was written in 2013 just as Dade County was to have its 176...

Notes: Our Saturday meeting was solid with about 10 members, and 10 more arrived for my talk on Dade Coal Company, mining and life at a prison in Sand Mountain between 1873 and 1908. It seemed to be well received. My plans are to hone my research and add more. As such,...

Editor's note: Regular library columnist Linda Wilson is on vacation this week.  

The Crazy 8s Math Club continues with grades K-2 on Tuesdays and 3-5 on Thursday afternoons from 4:15-5 p.m. Math is such a struggle for so many kids.  Why not have them enjoy an acti...

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