Last week, The Vagabond talked about the late Joe Noojin, a Gadsden native who had been a musician for many years. He is pretty famous across the U.S., and he finally wrote his biography. In reading Joe’s biography, one cannot help but chuckle or downright start to laugh! He continuously makes fun about his shortness (at 5’-6”) and isRead more »
The next few weeks will be devoted to stories about the famous and well-known Joe Noojin, a man I’ve heard about all my life.
Several years ago, The Vagabond finally caught up with Joe, who has been a piano player for the Kings of Swing for many years. He is pretty famous across the U.S., and The Vagabond finallyRead more »
In 1540 Hernando De Soto and his entourage were the first Europeans to enter the Coosa Valley. The tribes they encountered during their travels were more like large organized kingdoms than small villages. De Soto utilized the natives’ food, resources and women to sustain his party as it traveled across the state of Alabama.
Displeased with the above marauder,Read more »
The Vagabond quite often sees a lot of folks who in the past have made contributions and are rarely recognized for their achievements.
Members of the Alpha Iota Chapter of Etowah and Cherokee County are an example. There are many names listed here that many folks may recognize from the past.
It all got started by the Delta KappaRead more »
Around seven years ago at the Etowah Historical Society, there was a big thunderstorm that soaked everyone for the May meeting. This placed Hazel Oliver in the mood to find the society a “historic” umbrella stand.
Hazel went home and looked around. She decided that since her old churn had served well as her home’s umbrella stand, it wouldRead more »