The Last Long Ride: Wilson’s Selma Raid

Alabama Civil War Timeline: March 22, 1865

An officer at the scene later remembered, “Never can I forget the brilliant scene, as regiment after regiment filed gaily out of camp, decked in all the paraphernalia of war, with gleaming arms, and guidons given to the wanton breeze.”

Ghost hunter Robert Simone say this "orb" is evidence of the paranormal.

Sweetwater Mansion

Sweetwater Mansion
Sweetwater Mansion History
Sweetwater  Mansion (also known as the Governor Robert Patton House), located in Florence, Alabama, is a plantation house designed by General John Brahan of the Alabama Militia. A veteran of the War of 1812, Brahan owned more than 4,000 acres in eastern Lauderdale County, Alabama. The eight room home was built of bricks manufactured on the site of Sweetwater Creek which lay just below the house. Sweetwater Mansion received its name from the creek and was first occupied by Brahan’s son-in-law Robert M. Patton, a post-Civil War governor of Alabama, who completed the mansion in 1835. 

The mansion’s basement once served as a Civil War hospital and had also been a county jail. There are rumours of someone who once lived in one of the room upstairs who practiced dark magic but many believe this to be untrue.

McFarland Park Information on Digital Alabama

McFarland Park

McFarland Park

Address: 200 James M Spain Dr, Florence, AL 35630

Phone: (256) 740-8817

On March 12, 1780, the Donelson Expedition, led by Captain John Donelson, camped below the shoals at McFarland Bottoms. The area was to become what is known today as McFarland Park and McFarland Bottoms or McFarland Bottoms Park. McFarland Park is located between the Tennessee River and downtown Florence Alabama and is a popular destination hosting festivals and special events. McFarland Park Campground Reservations
The campgrounds provide RV and tent camping with electrical and water connections, sewer hookups, waste stations, bathhouse and laundry facilities. Campgrounds are currently open year round.  Our policy is first come first serve. There is no limit on the number of stays, only a limit on the maximum length of each stay (21 days).  During the months of September through April there is no limit on the length of stay. For more information call (256) 760-6416 or (256) 740-8817.

Alabama Maps

Alabama Map: Lauderdale County Alabama Map

Lauderdale County Alabama, boasting a $10 million yearly income from its farms and many additional millions from its payrolls, stands on the threshold of a great era of progress. No area in the entire nation holds greater promise or offers more in good living, health, and contentment.

Beautiful Waterloo Alabama Sunrise | (Thank You Scott Jones for sharing this beautiful picture)

Waterloo Alabama

Waterloo, Alabama is a Best Small Town in Alabama located in Northwest Alabama. Waterloo is surrounded by stunning views of the Tennessee River on gorgeous Pickwick lake.

Lauderdale Wildlife Management Area

Lauderdale Wildlife Management Area

 

ALABAMA NATURE PRESERVE MAIN PAGE

The Lauderdale Wildlife Management Area is an Alabama Wildlife Management Area (WMA) operated by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources in Lauderdale County, Alabama near Waterloo, Alabama. Waterloo, Alabama Facebook page.  

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