Tennessee River, Oneil Bridge and Downtown Florence by Tyler Ross


Florence Alabama is the county seat of Lauderdale County, and has a population of 39,319.

Florence is the largest and principal city of the Metropolitan Statistical Area known as “The Shoals” (which includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia metropolitan areas in Colbert and Lauderdale counties).

Introduction: The Raven

The Cherokee have an ancient saying, “The world is full of stories, and from time to time they permit themselves to be told.”

The Raven is such a story. It is a fictionalized account of true stories about a North Alabama farm boy that dreams of righting many wrongs. In this first book, Discovery, he discovers he is destined to have his dreams realized. He is to become the stuff of today’s legend and myth. He is The Raven.

A novel by Tracy O. Crane and Terry W. Platt

Melvin's Campfire Cookin'


Melvins Alabama History with Melvin Cane (alias) has been a popular topic of discussion among his relatives for over a hundred years. Melvin was born in north Alabama in 1890 and the family discussions started when Melvin first walked off the family farm around the turn of the century.