One last tour of Coffee High School


Self-Guided tours of Coffee High School are scheduled for Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.



Southern Frigid-Dough – Florence, Alabama

Southern Frigid Dough

By Jeremy Britten for Shoals History.

Thomas McGough (1906-2001) purchased the Florence bakery from M.P. Curran in 1941 and 5 years later, phased out the baking side of the business when he incorporated the Southern Frigid-Dough company.



Video About Forks of Cypress History.

Take a video tour of the Forks of Cypress Plantation located in Florence, Alabama.


Alabama Klan cases to be featured on ID Channel and Discovery Networks

A new, three-part series on the Investigation Discovery network – “Hate in America” – will take an in-depth look at the Southern Poverty Law Centers’s fight against violent extremists. The Southern Poverty Law Center is headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama.


History of the Florence Fire Department


Florence Fire Department

By Jeremy Britten of Shoals History.


Florence Fire Department was founded on April 25, 1828 as a volunteer fire company made up of every male in Florence between the ages of 18 and 50. It decreed that each house must have its own ladder and its own leather […]

VIDEO: Today in History for Feb. 8th

Events Schedule: UNA Celebrates Black History Month



FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama will host several events to honor the history and heritage of African Americans. Throughout the month of February, students, faculty and staff will host numerous events during Black History Month.


Allentown, the City Without a Chimney


by Jeremy Britten, for Shoals History. The Idea

Billed as the biggest opportunity North Alabama ever saw, Allentown was to become a new industrial development powered completely by hydro-electric power from two dams built on Cypress Creek. The “City Without A Chimney”, read a tagline used in all advertisements. The basis of […]