Author Spotlight
Robin Sterling's Book Store
Tales of Old Cullman County, Alabama By Robin Sterling
Paperback: $45.00
Prints in 3-5 business days
When people think of Cullman County and its history, often the first things that come to mind are its German ancestry, Ave Maria Grotto, strawberries, Jim Folsom and Guy Hunt. But there's lots... More > more. Organized in 1877, the county is the second youngest county in the state. Despite its relative recent creation, Cullman has a rich and often tumultuous past. Few remember the old stage road, ghost towns, and struggles along the railroad line. Then there's the little known Cleveland County, the Bug Tussle Mail Fraud Caper, a vanished railroad line, and the man who foretold of a railroad wreck at Holmes Gap. These, and other little known, secret, and hidden topics make up the history of Cullman. This book is not a definitive or comprehensive history of Cullman, but attempts to fill in a few of the gaps and illuminate topics skimmed over or skipped in other books. Those who think they know the history of Cullman will be surprised and amazed at what they find within these pages!< Less
Old Cullman, Alabama Newspaper Clippings By Robin Sterling
Paperback: $40.00
Prints in 3-5 business days
This volume of newspaper clippings attempts to fill in some of the gaps where the Cullman Alabama Tribune is missing issues in the early years. It also contains abstracts of other Cullman papers... More > which published during the same timeframe. The Tribune began publishing in 1875, but no issues can be located until March of 1877 through January of 1878. No other issues are available until January of 1887, except for two issues from 1884. Most of 1887 is available but all of 1888 is missing and many issues of 1890 are gone. This volume also contains abstracts from other Cullman newspapers such as the Southern Immigrant from 1878 and 1882; Cullman Progress from 1886; Mountain City Gazette from 1896 to 1898; People's Protest from 1893 to 1899; and the Hanceville Hustler, 1901 - 1905, and 1907 and part of 1908. This book will be of value for the Cullman County researcher looking for items which are otherwise missing from Cullman’s first newspaper, the Alabama Tribune.< Less
People and Things from the Cullman, Alabama, Tribune 1933 - 1937 By Robin Sterling
Paperback: $40.00
Prints in 3-5 business days
By the turn of the 20th Century, Cullman was firmly established as the preeminent settlement in the hill country between the Tennessee Valley and the mineral region surrounding Birmingham. The... More > Cullman, Alabama Tribune continued to record news of the development of the city, county, and surrounding region. As with the first five books of this series, microfilm was obtained from the State Archives in Montgomery and Wallace College at Hanceville and reviewed, but the originals from the Cullman County Court House was the primary source. A page by page examination of the film and originals was conducted with every birth, death, marriage, obituary, and some news items important to the history and development of Cullman County was recorded. This book is important to any genealogist or historian with connections to Cullman County and contains many rare accounts and mentions of the earliest settlers of the region.< Less
People and Things from the Cullman, Alabama Tribune 1877 - 1898 By Robin Sterling
Paperback: $40.00
Prints in 3-5 business days
The Tribune began publication in 1875 in what was then Blount County. It was one of the earliest papers published in the area after the end of the Civil War. Cullman was founded by German... More > immigrants after the establishment of the old South and North railroad in 1872. Cullman grew quickly and became a county of its own in 1877. The earliest surviving issues of the Tribune were microfilmed by the State Archives in Montgomery and the film was studied for all announcements of births, marriages, deaths, obituaries, and news important to the history and development of Cullman County. The result is a fascinating book which details the early lives of Cullman County settlers recorded in the pages of its very first newspaper.< Less
Newspaper Clippings from the Cullman, Alabama, Democrat 1935 - 1939 By Robin Sterling
Paperback: $40.00
Prints in 3-5 business days
The Cullman Democrat was established in 1901 Its circulation soon grew to match that of the most successful Alabama weekly newspapers. By January of 1903, the paper was purchased by Joseph Robert... More > Rosson. It remained in control of the Rosson family for many years afterwards. Original copies of the paper from the Cullman County Court House Basement Archives were reviewed with a view for capturing items of births, marriage notices, deaths, and obituaries. Other clippings were transcribed having to do with the history of Cullman County. Many of the clippings found here refer to people and events not found in any other history book. The Cullman Democrat recalls people and events of long ago and will be read with interest by the thousands of descendants of the earliest settlers of Cullman and the surrounding small communities.< Less
Newspaper Clippings from the Cullman, Alabama, Democrat 1930 - 1934 By Robin Sterling
Paperback: $40.00
Prints in 3-5 business days
The Cullman Democrat was established in 1901 Its circulation soon grew to match that of the most successful Alabama weekly newspapers. By January of 1903, the paper was purchased by Joseph Robert... More > Rosson. It remained in control of the Rosson family for many years afterwards. Original copies of the paper from the Cullman County Court House Basement Archives were reviewed with a view for capturing items of births, marriage notices, deaths, and obituaries. Other clippings were transcribed having to do with the history of Cullman County. Many of the clippings found here refer to people and events not found in any other history book. The Cullman Democrat recalls people and events of long ago and will be read with interest by the thousands of descendants of the earliest settlers of Cullman and the surrounding small communities.< Less
People and Things from the Cullman, Alabama, Tribune 1927 - 1932 By Robin Sterling
Paperback: $40.00
Prints in 3-5 business days
By the turn of the 20th Century, Cullman was firmly established as the preeminent settlement in the hill country between the Tennessee Valley and the mineral region surrounding Birmingham. The... More > Cullman, Alabama Tribune continued to record news of the development of the city, county, and surrounding region. As with the first four books of this series, microfilm was obtained from the State Archives in Montgomery and Wallace College at Hanceville and reviewed, but the originals from the Cullman County Court House was the primary source. A page by page examination of the film and originals was conducted with every birth, death, marriage, obituary, and some news items important to the history and development of Cullman County was recorded. This book is important to any genealogist or historian with connections to Cullman County and contains many rare accounts and mentions of the earliest settlers of the region.< Less
Newspaper Clippings from the Cullman, Alabama Democrat 1914 - 1923 By Robin Sterling
Paperback: $40.00
Prints in 3-5 business days
The Cullman Democrat was established in 1901 Its circulation soon grew to match that of the most successful Alabama weekly newspapers. By January of 1903, the paper was purchased by Joseph Robert... More > Rosson. It remained in control of the Rosson family for many years afterwards. Original copies of the paper from the Cullman County Court House Basement Archives, along with originals from the State Archives in Montgomery were reviewed with a view for capturing items of births, marriage notices, deaths, and obituaries. Other clippings were transcribed having to do with the history of Cullman County. Many of the clippings found here refer to people and events not found in any other history book. The Cullman Democrat recalls people and events of long ago and will be read with interest by the thousands of descendants of the earliest settlers of Cullman and the surrounding small communities.< Less
Newspaper Clippings from the Cullman, Alabama Democrat 1924 - 1929 By Robin Sterling
Paperback: $40.00
Prints in 3-5 business days
The Cullman Democrat was established in 1901 Its circulation soon grew to match that of the most successful Alabama weekly newspapers. By January of 1903, the paper was purchased by Joseph Robert... More > Rosson. It remained in control of the Rosson family for many years afterwards. Original copies of the paper from the Cullman County Court House Basement Archives, along with originals from the State Archives in Montgomery were reviewed with a view for capturing items of births, marriage notices, deaths, and obituaries. Other clippings were transcribed having to do with the history of Cullman County. Many of the clippings found here refer to people and events not found in any other history book. The Cullman Democrat recalls people and events of long ago and will be read with interest by the thousands of descendants of the earliest settlers of Cullman and the surrounding small communities.< Less
People and Things from the Cullman, Alabama Tribune 1914 - 1920 By Robin Sterling
Paperback: $40.00
Prints in 3-5 business days
By the turn of the 20th Century, Cullman was firmly established as the preeminent settlement in the hill country between the Tennessee Valley and the mineral region surrounding Birmingham. The... More > Cullman Alabama Tribune continued to record news of the development of the city, county, and surrounding region. As with the first two books of this series, microfilm was obtained from the State Archives in Montgomery and a page by page examination of the newspaper was conducted and every birth, death, marriage, obituary, and news important to the history and development of Cullman County was recorded. This volume also contains rare first person accounts of the Civil War activities of George Martin Holcombe and Elijah Wilson Harper ("Killacranky"). This book is important to any genealogist or historian with connections to Cullman County and contains many rare accounts and mentions of the earliest settlers of the region.< Less