|Florence AL |
This is southern living at its best. This is how life is supposed to be. From the houses on the bluffs overlooking the Tennessee River to the beautiful and historic homes in the city's downtown area, life in Florence is full of beauty.
Florence, AL, United States
|Key Cave National Wildlife Refuge |
Key Cave National Wildlife Refuge is a 1,060 acre (4.3 km2) National Wildlife Refuge located in northwestern Alabama, along the Tennessee River downstream from Florence, Alabama. Additional purchases are under negotiation which will increase the size of the refuge to 1,800 acres (7.3 km2).
More than 6,000 visitors per year visit the refuge. The facility is unstaffed, but is administered by the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in Decatur, Alabama.
Two caves, Key Cave and Collier Cave, lie within the refuge, approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) apart. Both caves are closed to the public. Each is on the northern shore of Pickwick Lake on the Tennessee River. The area also contains several sinkholes and underground cave systems, including a 38-acre (150,000 m2) sinkhole lake. The sinkholes and cave systems provide a source of groundwater for the caves. The refuge is set up to minimize the pollution of this groundwater.
|Wilson Dam |
Wilson Dam, on the Tennessee River, was built between 1918 and 1925 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers and later came under the control of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). It is the oldest of TVA’s hydroelectric dams.
|Zip City AL |
Zip City is a small unincorporated community in Lauderdale County at the intersection of Alabama Highway 17 and County Road 8.
Zip City received its name from an old time store owner, Mr. Alonzo Parker, who said the cars zip through on the newly paved Chisholm Road. In the 1970's and 80's there was an amazing amount of traffic on Chisholm on account of motorists "zipping" by towards the Tennessee state line, where they could buy alcohol. It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.
Zip City, AL, United States