This story along with the photos are about Shiloh National Cemetery, not about the Battle of Shiloh. Walking through the ornate iron gate the realization that you are on hallowed ground is immediate and awe inspiring. Shiloh National Cemetery sits overlooking the Tennessee River on its west bank in a location known as Pittsburgh Landing, […]
It’s Freaky Film Friday again. A tale of atomic testing gone awry with an angry monster and mass destruction, this would have thrilled theater goers upon its release in 1955. So presented for your enjoyment, my short tribute to the monster movie classic “It Came From Beneath The Sea”. Want to find out more about this monster classic? Check out its full […]
When someone says “ghost town,” our imaginations tend to turn to the ghost towns Hollywood assures us are littering the landscape west of the Mississippi River. In reality, ghost towns can be found throughout the world ,even right here in Alabama. While our most famous ghost town may be Cahaba (the site of Alabama’s first […]
It was a Sunday evening and I just came in from hiking in a very dry Bankhead Forrest when I saw online reports of a fire in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park in the rural area of Chimney Top. Having just experienced the woodlands in full drought, I was worried what would burn in […]
The Blakeley Cemetery is located inside of Blakeley State Park along the Mobile-Tensaw Delta near Spanish Fort. The cemetery is said to be dated to 1814 when the now abandoned town of Blakeley was founded by Josiah Blakeley. Many of the headstones have been destroyed, lost or forgotten over the years.