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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dec 15 Signing at Warrior Mountain Trading Post

          Unique Christmas Gift Opportunity for History Lovers

Do you enjoy history? Do you have a history lover on your Christmas list? 
Here is the opportunity to enjoy yourself while picking up a unique gift for 
that history lover.  Meet Alabama historians and authors Rickey Butch
Walker,  Wheeler Pounds, Tim Kent, and David Curott at the Warrior 
Mountain Trading Post in Moulton, Alabama on  December 15th
from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. There is something for almost every 
American history enthusiast.

David Curott will have Signs of the Past (ISBN-13: 978-1934610596) for
those interested in local Alabama history. This book is a beautifully done    photographic journey to Colbert and Lauderdale Counties’ historical markers.  

For the Native American history aficionado, Butch Walker will be signing 
Chickasaw Chief George Colbert: His Family and His Country 
(ISBN-13: 978-1934610718) and Doublehead:  Last Chickamauga 
Cherokee Chief  (ISBN-13: 978-1934610671) and 
Wheeler Pounds will have his latest novel, THE GARDEN OF EVE; 
(ISBN-13: 978-1934610640).    

For the Civil War buff  Tim Kent will be in attendance signing  
Die Like Men (ISBN-13: 978-1934610626) about the Tennessee 
Battle of Franklin and  Never Smile Again (ISBN-13: 978-1934610626) )
which  is a riveting rendering of the campaign from Corinth
to Shiloh Church. 

Come to Warrior Mountain trading Post on December 15, from 2 to 5 P.M. 
and get your Christmas shopping done for the history addicts on your list.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Reconditioned Signs

 Reconditioned Signs

Occasionally historic signs noticeably deteriorate and need reconditioning. Two church signs appearing in my book were in very poor condition.  One was the sign commemorating the St Joseph Catholic Church  in Florence (just east of the Florence Cemetery).  It was unfortunate to have such a deteriorated marker for a beautiful, modern, neat place of worship.

Fortunately the religious leaders were very aware of the situation and they paid to have it reconditioned this year.  The repaired sign now does credit to the beauty and history of the church.

The other sign in very poor condition was that at the Greater Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church in Florence on West Irvine Avenue.

I'm happy to report that the sign was removed several months ago, was refurbished, and has been reinstalled.  New signs cost somewhere between $2500 and $3000.  Reconditioning costs about $750. The renewed sign is a nice improvement. 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Rattlesnake Saloon

This past Saturday (1Sep2012) three other authors and myself  held a "signing" of our books at the Rattlesnake Saloon in western Colbert County. It was an unforgettable experience.  If you haven't been to the "Rattlesnake" let me urge you to visit this unique restaurant (and resort) on county road 33.

 The restaurant is situated underneath an enormous stone bluff and the food is memorable.  Above the bluff is the "Sidewinder" gift-shop where we enjoyed selling and signing our books.  The 3 "southerners" gave this transplanted Yankee a hard time; but with cannon ball in hand, I was able to thwart the "attack"

 The "Sidewinder" gift shop is run by "Mama Faye", her son operates the restaurant, and her husband was working in the Seven Springs Lodge.

Mama Faye bubbles with energy and friendliness.
She made our stay a wonderful experience.

There were horses everywhere - -  many trail rides were scheduled for this weekend.  Janice and I intend to return this Autumn to rent horses for a ride through the beautiful surrounding countryside.

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