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Sep 5, 2016 - Labor Day and a Dog Cemetery

There is a small town in the Northwest corner of Alabama that has the distinction of having the one and only Coon Dog Cemetery in the world. In 1937 Ken Underwood lost his Coon Dog Troop. They had hunted the hills around Cherokee for 15 years and had been close friends. Ken choose a popular hunting camp for the burial spot. Here hunters from miles around met to plot hunting strategies, tell tall tales, chew tobacco, and compare coon hounds. Troop was the best there was. So on Labor Day 1937 Troop was laid to rest at Sugar Camp Creek. Since...

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May 22, 2012 - Alabammie

Sat 5/19 Back on the Trace this morning and heading north! Again, we stopped at the roadside exhibits, did a few hikes, etc. along the Trace. We stopped at the visitors center just north of Tupelo. I had seen another snake and the ranger there assisted me in identifying it as a speckled king snake. After crossing the state line into Alabama, we did a short hike up a hill that is the highest point along the Trace in Alabama. We exited the Trace at MP 320 (Cherokee, AL), drove west on Route 72, then about 9 miles north on Riverton Rose Trail...

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Nov 2, 2011 - Coon Dog Cemetery . . . Yes, Really!

An absolutely gorgeous day greeted us this morning and knowing we had six folks in front of us to get work done on their coaches for the same issues, we thought we’d take advantage of the day and head up to Florence with a few scheduled stops along the way of places we wanted to visit in the past but never had the time to do so with work being done on the coach occupying our time here in Red Bay. First stop was to the Coon Dog Cemetery in Cherokee, Alabama approximately 25 miles northeast of Red Bay and touted as a “Southern Icon”. The...

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Oct 31, 2011 - There is no Sippin' in Mississippi but there is T in Tennessee 

Lesson learned: Even though you don't trust your GPS, always leave the voice on.   Today was a drive down the Historic Natchez Trace  Parkway, filled with beauty and sights.  Although  with further compemplation, it could be they stretched the bounds of the word 'historic' with stops like The Dogwood Mudhole.  But it was a spectacular morning drive along a tree lined road  in full autumn glory, frequented by the occasional deer, circling hawks and one bald eagle.   Clipped the corner of Alabama by departing the parkway at Buzzard Roost,...

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Dec 10, 2007 - Natchez Trace - Meriwether Lewis Grave

December 9, Natchez Trace Parkway. The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444 mile long, 100 yard wide National Monument operated by the National Park Service to commemorate the historic road. The Natchez Trace was a route of travel for the Cherokee and Chickasaw Indians who used the trail for trade, hunting, and war before European exploration. The trace connects the Ohio River Valley with Natchez and the lower Mississippi. It was used by early French explorers from the north and Spanish from the south, it was a war route during the French and...

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