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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25DX_trail-of-tears_Fort-Payne-AL.html
(side 1) The first detachment of 1,103 Cherokees to emigrate under their own officers, prior to leaving for the west held a final council at Rattlesnake Springs (near present-day Charleston, TN) and, by unanimous vote, declared their intentions t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2585_william-thomas-tom-mann-eufaula-alabama_Eufaula-AL.html
William Thomas "Tom" Mann 1932-2005 Family man, entrepreneur and bass angler legend, Tom Mann, achieved fame as a fishing lure designer/manufacturer and helped put Lake Eufaula on the map with his popular television shows. With an investment o…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM254N_our-history_Decatur-AL.html
1838 Trail of Tears: The discovery of gold in Georgia and thirst for land expansion prompted the U.S. Government and white communities to force the Cherokee nation from their ancestral lands. During the summer and winter of 1838, the first three …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2541_central-high-school-central-junior-high-school_Huntsville-AL.html
(side 1) Central High School 1917-1931 In 1916, the Superintendent of Madison County Schools met with the citizens of Ryland, Maysville, and Brownsboro to discuss plans to replace the three one-room schools serving each community. Five acres …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24L0_black-belt-transformations_Orrville-AL.html
Alabama's Black Belt region derives its name from a narrow sash of dark, fertile soil across the state's midsection. Covering 1000 square miles, the Black Belt occupies just 2% of the state's landmass, but its history and transformatio…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24KZ_missing-pieces_Orrville-AL.html
"We by-and-by discovered...a pair of those splendid birds, the Ivory-billed Woodpeckers (Picus principalis). They were engaged in rapping some tall dead pines, in a dense part of the forest, which rang with their loud notes." —P…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24JM_cahabas-changing-landscape_Orrville-AL.html
In 1818, Alabama's first governor carved the capital city of Cahawba out of the wilderness. In less than 50 years, Cahawba grew from a frontier capital full of log cabins to one of America's wealthiest communities, with some of the fin…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24JL_alabamas-native-prairie_Orrville-AL.html
Waist-high grasses billowing in the wind. Rolling prairie expanses. Most people connect these images with the Midwest's Great Plains. But for thousands of years, tallgrass soils of Alabama's Black Belt. Along prairie—25 miles acros…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24J1_the-hole-that-was-once-a-row_Orrville-AL.html
1822 - Crocheron's Row Cahawba's First Shopping Center This large hole was dug in 1822 to be the basement beneath Cahawba's first brick store. In the 19th century the word "row" described a building that consisted of several simil…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24J0_yankees-in-cahawba_Orrville-AL.html
A New York merchant, Richard Conner Crocheron, built a magnificant mansion on this spot. The adjacent photograph captured the decayed splendor of this home before it burned. Look closely at the photograph. Try to identify the columns t…
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