By Jackie Sheckler Finch, Gay N. Martin
Bored with the standard vacationer traps? even if you are a customer or a neighborhood trying to find anything diversified, enable Alabama Off the crushed course express you the Alabama you by no means knew existed. move spelunking and realize stalagmitic formations at Cathedral Caverns. Take a stroll via heritage at castle Morgan then hop the cellular Bay Ferry for castle Gaines. have a good time while you are partial to Hank Williams and stick with the rustic tune legend in the course of the Alabama track corridor of popularity to the life-size statue of Hank Williams, then to the Hank Williams Museum and Hank Williams, Sr.,Boyhood domestic and Museum. So if you might have "been there, performed that" one too time and again, get off the most highway and enterprise Off the crushed course.
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Near Stevenson turn at State Route 117 to go downtown. At 207 West Main Street, you’ll see the museum positioned between two railroad tracks. Look carefully before crossing the tracks because the Iron Horse still whizzes by. This railroad junction played a strategic role during the Civil War, and the museum director showed me an assortment of uniform buttons, coins, and other military items brought in by a resident who had dug them up nearby. The Stevenson Depot also contains displays of Native American artifacts, period costumes, early farm tools, and railroading history information.
A member of the mustard family, watercress thrives in limestone springwater and once grew prolifically in the Tennessee Valley’s many limestone springs. ” The Huntsville Heritage Cookbook contains a section devoted to water-cress including the Frozen Cheese and Cress Salad, a tasty recipe, once served at a White House state banquet. Long a local favorite, this book is again in print, thanks to the Huntsville Junior League. ” As you drive around the area, check out the Von Braun Civic Center at 700 Monroe Street.
Com. Across from Dogwood Manor’s driveway stands the North Alabama Railroad Museum (256-851-6276) at 694 Chase Road. The restored green-and-yellow Chase Depot houses a waiting room, freight room, and agent office filled with exhibits. Home of the Mercury and Chase Railroad and the country’s smallest union station, the facility now features a walk-through passenger train and more than 30 pieces of major railroading stock. m. m. m. m. The facility offers guided tours and excursion train rides. Children enjoy watching for the concrete animals staged along the track.
Alabama Off the Beaten Path®. A Guide to Unique Places by Jackie Sheckler Finch, Gay N. Martin