Montgomery, Alabama 1960. Part 1.

The family of Mother Goose traveled from northern Minnesota to Montgomery in the autumn of 1960 to visit my mother’s brother, Warren Mattson. He was a tall glass of water who easily acquired a hilariously rich southern accent and cowboy boots after he was transplanted there from Minnesota. He had a lot of attitude and a snotty Pomerian pup. Still, his family loved him enough to drive 1,300 miles for a visit.

Uncle Warnie and his cranky dog.

Uncle Warnie was a fine tour guide. They saw all the main attractions in the capital city of Alabama.

The Capitol Building in Montgomery, Alabama 1960

Today, the Capitol building looks about the same.

Not much has changed on the outside…

The State Department of Archives and History 1960

No doubt they’ve added some archives and history since 1960…

The First White House of the Confederacy, Montgomery, Alabama 1960

Some things change very little over time…

But thankfully, many things do.

I’m hoping you’ll return tomorrow when Mother Goose reveals a shocking picture from 1960 Montgomery. You don’t want to miss this bit of American history.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bunn
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 10:02:09

    I guess I missed this family trip since I wasn’t born until YEARS later.

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  2. Natalie
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 11:51:07

    Probably you weren’t even a twinkle in Dad’s eye yet… Actually Mother Goose wasn’t even included in this trip! I wonder who took care of me?

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  3. jeff noel
    Jun 06, 2012 @ 04:06:36

    Safe travels. Enjoy the experience.

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  4. Three Well Beings
    Jun 07, 2012 @ 12:30:09

    My mom’s family came from Mississippi. As a child we traveled by car from California many times! My grandmother lived in CA, but her whole family remained in the south. I always felt like we’d entered a foreign land. I’m curious as to what comes next, so I’ll read on…. Debra

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