Caroline Marshall Draughon Center
101 S. Debardeleben Street
Auburn, AL 36830

Located at the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities (formerly known as Pebble Hill) on Debardeleben Street.

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Date: January 23rd, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM

Join us for a free seminar on the early history of Alabama, with Dr. Jim Pate. Dr. Pate recently indexed and annotated Pickett’s "History of Alabama, and Incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi, from the Earliest Period." Books will be available for purchase and signing. Visit to register.

Albert James Pickett’s two-volume "History of Alabama, and Incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi, from the Earliest Period" first appeared in September 1851. Demand for the $3 set caused Charleston publisher Walker and James to issue a second and third edition before year’s end. Pickett’s "History" continues to be a relevant study of the state’s protohistory, colonial, territorial, and early foundations. His work and his papers in the state archives are cited by all serious scholars who study Alabama’s colonial and territorial eras.

Jim Pate is an emeritus professor of history at the University of West Alabama. He is a graduate of Delta State University and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. from Mississippi State. He has previously edited “'When This Evil War is Over': The Correspondence of the Francis Family, 1860–1865," "Cherokee Newspapers, 1828–1906," and "The Reminiscences of George Strother Gaines." His contributions to research, preservation, and archaeological investigations at the Fort Tombecbé/Fort Confederation complex led to the transfer of the significant eighteenth-century French-British-Spanish site to the University of West Alabama.