Camp Dogwood

Lately I've been working on what I'm calling base camp Camp Dogwood.  It's a small area for tent or hammock camping but close enough that we can truck camp in we need to.  Due to the heat it is slow going.  Removing the dead fall, saplings, briars and filling some holes where stumps have rotted away.  The area is…

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Memorial Day

It’s not about the BBQ, beer, hanging out, music, food, beaches, or the day off from work. Take a minute to think of the real meaning behind Memorial Day. Say a prayer for those who made the sacrifice, hug those who are still with us and those still protecting the freedoms we all love so much! Thank you!!  …

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Aeroplane View of Borden-Wheeler Springs Hotel and Summer Cottage Colony, Borden Springs, Ala

Courtesy of Alabama Department of Archives and History One of the most elaborate of the old Alabama hotels was Borden-Wheeler Springs, built high in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near the community of Fruithurst. Shortly before 1900, 12 Georgia businessmen bought land and built a two-story hotel in Cleburne County. The hotel had 100 rooms built in…

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