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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Pope's Tavern Museum

Pope's Tavern has a long two-century history, longer than the town of Florence. Today it serves as a wonderful museum educating old and young alike in the history and culture of Florence. Many gems reside inside including a rare battle flag of the Confederacy.

 When creating my book "Signs of the Past", I wanted a photo of a Kennedy Rifle to go with the Greenhill marker "Kennedy Gun Factory". I remembered a rifle on display at the Pope's Museum and checked it out. I was amazed to find it was a rare Kennedy Rifle and the museum allowed me to photograph it and that photo appears on page 100.


Monday, March 24, 2014

Jackson's Military Road

The "Jackson Military Road" sign has been relocated by the Florence Historical Board from near Pope's Tavern to the intersection of Hermitage Drive and Military Road (near Braly Stadium).

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Church Spring Church & School

When the book "Signs of the Past" was published, the "Church Spring" maker was missing. All that remained was the damaged post so the text of the original sign and a photo of the empty post appeared in the book. 

Happily, the Florence Historical Board obtained funds to replace the missing sign.

Am interesting fact missing from the sign:

Friday, March 21, 2014

St. Florian

In 2011 the town of St. Florian added an historical marker.

St.Florian is several miles north of Florence, AL, 

in Lauderdale County.

Monday, March 3, 2014


Lock 6 & Muscle Shoals Canal

    On April 6, 2011, Killen, AL, unveiled this marker

In the 19th century, before the damming of the Tennessee, a series of locks and canals were constructed to carry river traffic around the numerous "shoals".

Canal headquarters was at
 Lock 6.

The waters of Wilson Lake now hide the remains of
Lock 6.