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Aug 30, 2018 - Tour of Alabama Hall of Fame, Moonshine Still and famous maker Billy Dawson

Touring in Tuscumbia, Florence, Muscle Shoals area of north west Alabama while the motor home is being worked on. We visited the “Alabama Music Hall of Fame” and learned about many, many music artists who we didn’t know had connections with Alabama. Muscle Shoals is the location of at least three major music recording studios, the most famous of which is “Fame”. Many of the top recording artists have recorded music here over the years. Tuscumbia was also the birthplace and home of Hellen Keller. Our most fun tour was just east of Muscle...

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Aug 5, 2017 - August 5, 2017 – Muscle Shoals, Cherokee, Tuscumbia, Sheffield, and Killen, Alabama and Five Points and Minor Hill, Tennessee

August 5, 2017 – Muscle Shoals, Cherokee, Tuscumbia, Sheffield, and Killen, Alabama and Five Points and Minor Hill, Tennessee Muscle Shoals is the home of a large number of recording studios where almost all the big names from the 1960s to present day have recorded their albums/records. To celebrate that heritage Muscle Shoals has a 25’ tall bass player who is sitting on a stool. He has curly hair, mutton chop sideburns, a mustache, aviator sunglasses and bell bottom jeans. The sculpture is modeled on a 1973 photo of bassist David Hood of...

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Jun 10, 2017 - Wandering around Tuscumbia, AL

Since the Tiffin plant doesn't work the weekend, we went "wandering". We found Ivy Green, the Helen Keller home in Tuscumbia, AL. Quite the interesting life story of Helen Keller. This is the house where she grew up. The Helen Keller tv movie, as played by Patty Duke, is quite close to the real story of her life. I never really realized that since she couldn't speak or hear, the movie pump scene, is the "ah-ha" moment where Helen realizes that what she is feeling (water), is what her instructor is mouthing the word with her mouth and...

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2017 KY, WV, SC, AL

Oct 27, 2015 - Almost There

Today's route was again along the Natchez Trace Parkway. Even though it was drizzling all day we made quite a few stops along the way. The first place was Black Belt Overlook. It's named for the rich black soil that underlies the valley. Before it went under cultivation the area was prairie land. The "Black Belt" extends to the southeast and encompasses nearly all of Alabama. The view from the overlook was kind of blocked by the trees and really didn't give a good view of the flatlands beyond. Our next stop was the Parkway Visitors Center...

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Apr 18, 2012 - Cartersville, Chattanooga, South Pittsburg TN and Tuscumbia AL

When we came into Georgia we saw brochures about the Booth Museum in Cartersville, which is advertised as one of the top western museums in the country. We altered our route to Lebanon MO to go through Cartersville, Chattanooga, Memphis and then to Lebanon. It was a short 45 mile trip from Stone Mountain to Cartersville where we parked the coach in a Target Parking lot and unhooked the Escape to travel to the Booth Museum. The Booth Museum was everything it was advertised to be. It is 3 stories of western paintings, sculptures, movie...

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Nov 2, 2011 - Alabama's Music Hall of Fame

From the Coon Dog Cemetery we drove north on Hwy 247 to Tuscumbia and the home of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. The Alabama Music Hall of Fame was a dream and goal of the Muscle Shoals Music Association, a Shoals based professional organization of recording studio owners, producers, musicians, songwriters and other music professionals. In 1980, through their efforts, the State legislature with leadership from State Senator Bobby Denton, created a state agency, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame Board, with a mandate to honor all of...

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Nov 2, 2011 - Sites around Tuscumbia

It was a pretty busy day today with seeing the Coon Dog Cemetery, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and also drove into Tuscumbia on our way to pick up a few things at Lowe’s and Wal-Mart in Florence. We only scratched the surface of all there is to see and do in Tuscumbia and neighboring Muscle Shoals. But we did manage to see some of the town’s highlights by driving by Ivy Green, the birthplace of Helen Keller in 1880. Ivy Green is open year round and unfortunately we timed our arrival at the same time two buses arrived filled with school...

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Oct 5, 2009 - Tuscumbia, Alabama

10-5-2009 Monday Tupelo MS to Tuscumbia AL It was a cool, cloudy and rainy day, but we made the best of it. We drove up the Natchez Trace today, stopping at several places. The Indians buried their dead in mounds, actually one on top of another. See attached pictures that show two fields with mounds, there were eight total mounds here as well as several places along the trace where we saw this. We also stopped at a cave that Indians lived in, and by an underground spring that feeds a stream. We got off the Natchez Trace at a town called...

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Jun 18, 2008 - Tuscumbia, Alabama

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 During the past few days we saw Old Miss, Rowan Oak, Holly Springs, Phillips’ Grocery, Rust College, Graceland Too, and Walter Place. In Coldwater, Mississippi we noticed that every time we opened the door we had a new fly inside the motorhome. Of course, Romeo really enjoyed chasing and batting at them. This would happen even in the car! YUCK!!! To get ready to go, Rick went on top of the motorhome to watch the MotoSat stow. We wanted to make sure that it stowed without bumping into anything. Everything went well!...

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Dec 1, 2007 - Tuscumbia, Al / Jackson, Ms

Can it be December already? Even though we have increasingly seen holiday decorations adorning both homes and public places, the Christmas spirit has yet to kick in. We feel somewhat removed from the usual frenzy that takes hold this time each year. The only countdown toward which we are looking is the number of days we have before seeing our families. Today we were in Tuscumbia, Al. to visit Ivy Green, the home of the legendary Helen Keller. We were met at the door of this small charming homestead by Janelle and Liz, two life-long friends...

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