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Showing posts with label Early History of Huntsville. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Early History of Huntsville. Show all posts

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Cool Spaces: Huntsville's historic Quietdale mansion lives on (401 Quietdale Drive Northeast, Huntsville, AL)


Cool Spaces: Huntsville's historic Quietdale mansion lives on


Article Excerpt: "... The original lady, Caroline Moore Robinson, who built Quietdale in 1854, gave permission for the tracks to be laid through her land as long as the train would stop and pick up her and her children so they could go to town to sell their daffodils, Jones said as she talked about her home of more than two decades ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Space pioneer Georg von Tiesenhausen dies at Alabama home


Space pioneer Georg von Tiesenhausen dies at Alabama home


Article Excerpt: "... HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Georg von Tiesenhausen, the last of the German rocket team that launched the U.S. space program, has died at his Alabama home. He was 104 ..."


Reference: www.sfgate.com

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Who were Huntsville's first settlers? ...and more Huntsville history


Who were Huntsville's first settlers? ...and more Huntsville history


Article Excerpt: "... The first settlers of the area were Muscogee-speaking people. The Chickasaw traditionally claim to have settled around 1300 after coming east across the Mississippi. A combination of factors, including depopulation ..."


Reference: wikipedia.org

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Huntsville Revisited



Huntsville Revisited


Huntsville Revisited
Huntsville Revisited
Article Excerpt:

About

Archiving the people, places, and events of Huntsville-Madison County, Alabama since 1968. On Facebook since 2008...come join the fun!

Description

Founded in 1978, Huntsville Revisited
is dedicated to preserving and sharing the rich, diverse history of Huntsville-Madison County, Alabama. You will find Huntville's most diverse collection of photos and stories anywhere. Companion sites include Alabama Revisited, and Huntsville-Madison County Video Revisited.


Reference: Huntsville Revisited (Facebook)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Huntsville Revisited - a 'Rocket City' treasure

Huntsville Revisited: Rocket City Native Keeps Community Legacy Alive Online



Huntsville Revisited (Facebook)
Article Excerpt: "... You can’t always get the full story from history books or even on the Internet. But a native son of the Rocket City has engaged the citizens of Huntsville in a conversation about the past, and it’s caught on like wildfire. William Hampton did so through the Facebook page Huntsville Revisited. ..."

Reference: whnt.com

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War (Vintage, Book, Amazon)

Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War (Vintage)Wernher von Braun

Michael J. Neufeld, curator and space historian at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, delivers a brilliantly nuanced biography of Wernher von Braun, Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War (Vintage).

Chief rocket engineer of the Third Reich and one of the fathers of the U.S. space program, Wernher von Braun is a source of consistent fascination. Glorified as a visionary and vilified as a war criminal, he was a man of profound moral complexities, whose intelligence and charisma were coupled with an enormous and, some would say, blinding ambition. Based on new sources, Neufeld's biography delivers a meticulously researched and authoritative portrait of the creator of the V-2 rocket and his times, detailing how he was a man caught between morality and progress, between his dreams of the heavens and the earthbound realities of his life.


Reference: Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War (Vintage)

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Rocket City [Wikipedia]

The Rocket City [Wikipedia]


Article Excerpt: "... The city is nicknamed "The Rocket City" for its close history with U.S. space missions. On January 31, 1958, ABMA placed America's first satellite, Explorer I, into orbit using a Jupiter C launch vehicle, a descendant of the Redstone. This brought national attention to Redstone Arsenal and Huntsville, with widespread recognition of this being a major center for high technology. ..."


Reference: wikipedia.org