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Sep 18, 2014 - Tuskegee

First, if you look at a map you will see how close Tuskegee Institute is to Auburn. When I drove through the the town of Auburn all I saw was references to Auburn University. I did not see any reference to Tuskegee Institute. Yet, Tuskegee is only about 12 miles outside of Auburn, all on 2 lane farm roads. If it wasn't for my GPS I doubt that I could of found it. Tuskegee is still a "black" college. The Tuskegee airman were housed at the school and only went to Moton Field when they were actually learning to fly. The pilots get all the...

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Summer Trip 2014

Oct 18, 2012 - Day 111

This morning we started the last leg of our trip, driving from Marion, AR to home. Crossed over the Mississippi River into Tenn and then South on I-55 into Miss where we picked up US 78 towards Birmingham. I was somewhat surprized to see that Mississippi did not have a Welcome to Mississippi sign on I-55. Entering Alabama we continued on US-78 to Birmingham where we picked up I-65 to Montgomery and then I-85 to home. Stopped at Cracker Barrel in Montgomery for dinner before reaching home. It feels good to be home after 111 days and 12,233...

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Dec 6, 2010 - Maxwell AFB - Tuskegee Airmen & Institute

This is the continuation of our day listed in the last post when we visited Opelika and the Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge. We took some backroads to see more of the countryside on our trek to Tuskegee. We had seen the Airmen Museum was on the east side of town and naturally opted to visit it first. I must say we were both incredibly disappointed when we pulled up. We were greeted with lots of construction going on with mounds and mounds of dirt everywhere. There was a make shift trailer at the end of the parking lot. I got out and walked...

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Oct 26, 2010 - Day 104 - Navarre, FL to Home

This is the day we traveled from Navarre, FL to Tuskegee, AL, after spending a couple of days with our sons and granddaughters. We'll be back to Navarre the end of November for Thanksgiving to spend more time with them. The photographers did not take any pictures on the trip, since we have traveled this route multiple times in the past. We are finally home, the cats are enjoying the larger area to run around in. As I write this, it is Nov 5th. After we arrived home, I picked up the dogs from the boarder on Wednesday. That afternoon, both...

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Cope's Trek

Apr 16, 2009 - More history

Today's travels found us heading about 50 miles east of Montgomery to the small town of Tuskegee. Tuskegee contains two different National Park sites and we would visit both of them during our visit. First up, was the Tuskegee Institute. This facility was established in 1881 as a "Normal School for Colored Teachers". Booker T. Washington, who was born into slavery, was made the schools first President. He met with his first class of 30 male and female students on the grounds of a church. He soon obtained 100 acres of farmland that would...

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Dec 28, 2008 - Tuskegee, Alabama

We are again out and about seeing this great land of ours and it sure feels good, especially since the temperatures are in the 60s. Today we drove about 40 miles east of Montgomery to the small town of Tuskegee. There are two attractions there which were on our list to see—Tuskegee Institute and Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Sites. Our first stop was at Tuskegee Institute and its main attraction, George Washington Carver Museum. We watched both films—one on the life of Booker T. Washington and the other on George W. Carver. Both were...

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Homeward Bound, 2008