Purefoy Hotel – Talladega Alabama

HISTORY OF THE PUREFOY HOTEL – from the Purefoy Hotel Cook Book   The Purefoy Hotel had its modest beginning in 1916 in the little town of Monroeville, Alabama. Mrs. Eva B. Purefoy had been reared in a hotel atmosphere and her love of the business drew her again into that fascinating calling.   A successful business was built…

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Abandoned Highway Walk

We finally got a break in the rain and took a walk out to Swayback Bridge which is located north of Wetumpka Alabama. The road out to the bridge has been closed for a while but is still accessible on foot or bicycle. It’s a nice walk out and occasionally you’ll get the feeling you are on set with…

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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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