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Driving Tour of Demopolis

Demopolis, Alabama is where the “City of the People” and two rivers meet. Demopolis is located on the white bluffs just below where the Tombigbee River and Black Warrior River come together. It was founded by a group of political exiles who had been banished from France following the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte. This group […]

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Tucker’s Treasures: Antiques

Tucker’s Treasures is truly an out of the way treasure. Located between Nanafalia and Myrtlewood in the southern part of Marengo County, it is hard to find, but worth the effort. It has four warehouses full of antiques, collectibles, rugs and glassware. Every piece of furniture is filled or covered with china, lamps and odds/ends. […]

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Birding Chickasaw State Park

Off the Porch with Judy and Don Self The 12th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count, our 4-day mid-winter avian scavenger hunt was great fun. At last count, our species total was 70 for Gallion. The weather was great as usual and the birds were for the most part cooperative. Blue-headed vireos, loggerhead shrikes, and hermit […]

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The Alabama Rural Heritage Center

The Alabama Rural Heritage Center is located on Hwy 25 in Thomaston. It is located in a building designed by the famous Auburn Rural Studio. This building was the former Home Economics Building of Marengo County High School. It houses an art gallery featuring Alabama Artists. There is a Pepper Jelly Wall leading into the […]

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White Bluffs

Arch Street, Demopolis; 1817-1819; a white limestone rock formation on the banks of the Tombigbee River, on which Demopolis was founded and is still located.

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