The Legend of Granny Dollar

Have you heard of Granny Dollar? I had heard of her many times, but never knew the whole story; until today. A nice man named Don Hall from Geraldine, AL shared a Landmarks of DeKalb county booklet with me all about Granny Dollar. She was a fascinating Cherokee woman born in Buck’s Pocket as Nancy […]

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Girl Next Door

We all know the ‘girl next door’ to mean the kind, unassuming, honest girl who lives near-by. Maybe she was your sister’s friend or the girl you knew in school. During WWII, American Propaganda often used her as a symbol of all things America. Notice, this dream-girl image was used, not the image of Rosie […]

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The Cherokee: Not A Plains People

Alright, so sit back and listen as I blow off some steam. I went for a drive this morning to check on my mountain. The rain was moving in, and I wanted to see what developments had actually occurred since the announced partial closure of our local state park, Buck’s Pocket. I drove myself the 2 miles […]

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The Story of The Grove Oak Store

I had the opportunity to bring a little life back to my hometown of Grove Oak, AL after the town had seemingly dried up when the school, service station, restaurant, store, and even the post office had been closed for approximately ten years. The only remaining part of Grove Oak left opened to the public was […]

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The Governor’s Audience

The day after my birthday, I became aware of an announcement made the previous day, April 15th. This was an announcement from the Governor of Alabama stating that 15 of the state’s beloved parks would be closed due to budget shortfalls. Buck’s Pocket State Park and Lake Guntersville State Park were among those listed for […]

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