I am sure we went aboard the USS Alabama BB60, but I cannot remember when.
Today' s stuff!
I love water falls. We have walked miles to see them. Alabama is not a very mountainous state. But There are enough hills and ravines to produce some nice FALLS. One of them, Noccalula Falls near Gadsden Alabama . It is an absolutely beautiful waterfall, and to make it more interesting is the name. It is named after a sweet Cherokee maiden. Due to the following legend.
popular Alabama legend that has been
repeated for generations. As the story goes,
Noccalula was the daughter of a Cherokee
chief who lived with his people near the
Above you can see a statue Noccalula as she prepares to jump. (right side) I don’t have a lot of personal stories of Alabama. But we were in and out of this state many times. One of the things I do like is driving the back roads and seeing how and where people live.
In just two or three entries no one could do justice to any state, and I will not claim to. We have camped in the back country near Arly and in the cities like Montgomery. And also in the country near Andalusia and Enterprise. WE have never had a bad experience with the local folk and the country is beautiful.
I like murals. This is down town Andalusia. If I remember there is a legend about a horse called by that name, but not sure. We were camped near by when I took this. I did not photoshop this so the date is still on it. Sherry depends on dates, and when I remove it she doesn't like it.
I tried a quick search to find the legend, I found a book but no quick answer.
Size: 52,420 square miles
Nickname(s): The Yellowhammer State; The Heart of Dixie; The Cotton State
Motto: Audemus jura nostra defendere (“We dare maintain our rights”)
Tree: Southern Long-leaf Pine…Flower: Camellia Bird: Yellowhammer Woodpecker (Northern Flicker)
This may be the only statue dedicated to an insect! I expected to see a 6 foot boll weevil, this is better.
- In 1919, the city of Enterprise erected a monument to the boll weevil in recognition of the destructive insect’s role in saving the county’s economy by encouraging farmers to grow more lucrative crops such as peanuts instead of traditional cotton.