Black Belt Treasures

Black Belt Treasures is a non-profit economic development program marketing high quality products from the Black Belt region. The Black Belt takes its name from a band of rich black soil that stretches across south central Alabama. The region first prospered because it was ideally suited for growing cotton, but it also has been fertile […]

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Conecuh Sausage Factory & Gift Shop

Conecuh hickory smoked products began back in 1947. A lot of preparation goes into producing the delicious smoked sausage, bacon, ham and turkeys. Only the best quality meats have been chosen. Those quality meats have been prepared with a patented blend of seasonings. They are then smoked over a pure hickory fire for that True […]

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The Knud Nielsen Company

The Knud Nielsen Company has guided tours available by appointment. You can make appointments by visiting them on the web or by calling 800-633-1682. Mr. Nielsen immigrated to the United States in 1911 from Denmark, where he had been introduced to the foliage preserving business. He worked for two years in the office of the […]

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A Visit to Alabama’s Historic Black Belt

Looking for a new place to explore? Visit one of the oldest and most historic parts of Alabama: the Black Belt of Southwest Alabama. There’s much to see and do–and it is close enough to make the trip with less than a tank of gas. Here’s a simple, one, two or three night getaway into […]

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Hoop Cheese

In the Kitchen by My Grandmother’s Side

(with recipe) by Scott Wilson Now, grandmothers seem to always have a “pet” name, Me-maw, Nana, Grams, GG, or in my case Big Mama and Ma-ma. For people of a “certain age”, she conjures up visions of a smartly dressed older woman, standing in the kitchen with an apron tied around her waist and standing […]

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13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey Commemorative Edition

Written in the rich tradition of Southern story-telling, 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey has captivated generations of readers of all ages with its colorful and suspenseful legends. In these tales of spectral visitations, Windham and Figh infuse each story with a wealth of fact and folklore about Alabama history and the old South. In the […]

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Birding Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, Dallas County, Alabama

Old Cahawba Archaeological Park near Orville was chosen as the site for the Black Belt Birding Trail Advisory Group’s May meeting and, as a bonus, we conducted a 2-hour bird walk prior to the meeting. Although the Clear Creek Nature Trail is located just west of the Visitor’s Center, we chose to bird the Capitol […]

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Chipping Sparrows, American Goldfinches, and a lone Pine Warbler cover feeders in our backyard.  Don Self

Give the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) a try!

Give the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) a try! The dates are February 14 – 17, 2014. The GBBC is a joint project of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society with partner Bird Studies Canada.

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