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Which source had the information about the Elyton newspapers? It contradicts some of what we have in Timeline of Newspapers in Birmingham, so I want to sort it out in the discussion there. Thanks. --Lkseitz 11:47, 14 April 2014 (PDT)

Different historical information

This 1937-04-08 article in the Birmingham Age-Herald gives a slightly different account of Elyton and additional info: says it was founded in 1812 when Mr. Ely arrived, was only incorporated as a city from 1907-1010, mentions the first schoolhouse, first courthouse and judge, different date for the first church, lists the first white children born (both before and after it was called Elyton), etc. Earthsound (talk) 15:21, 27 April 2016 (PDT)

  • Thanks for the link. I'll see what I can do about reconciling these accounts and adding citations. --Dystopos (talk) 06:25, 28 April 2016 (PDT)
    • I'm going to assume that the J. H. Wilson recalled here as a "scalawag of the first order" who terrorized the area and blew up a blast furnace during "the last days of Reconstruction" was actually Gen. James H. Wilson, commander of Wilson's Raiders, who terrorized the area and blew up blast furnaces on behalf of the United States, just before the end of the war. --Dystopos (talk) 06:54, 28 April 2016 (PDT)