Monday, August 20, 2007

Driving through Dixie

I've been on the road again for the last few days and managed to visit a few historical sites that I had wanted see, for years now, and actually discovered a few more that I didn't know were so close to the ones I had set out to visit.

I'll list the towns and y'all can try to guess the historical sites: Dayton, Tennessee (something to do with monkeys); Montgomery, Alabama (rebels and a King) and the obscure village of Georgiana, Alabama (a hot rod Ford and a two dollar bill). I'll be putting up a post concerning my history adventures sometime later this week and shall award no-prizes for the best guesses concerning the actual sites themselves. They shouldn't be that hard to figure out. I have very brainy readers.

For now I just want to share some random shots of the South in late August taken along the lesser traveled back roads and byways of Dixie. Hope everyone is enjoying their August.

Front porch
Georgiana, Alabama

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Painting of George Wallace
Alabama State Capitol

Montgomery, AL

All Saints Chapel
University of the South

Sewanee, Tennessee

Stevenson, Alabama

Green light
Florala, Alabama


Devastatin' Dave said...

Dayton, TN ---

Famous for the Scopes Monkey Trial. The court battle about teaching evolution in schools. Inherit the Wind is a great movie.

Devastatin' Dave said...

Montgomery, AL ---

Gov. George Wallace battled the Kennedy boys over desegregation of Alabama schools. I think Bobby called in the military to enforce it.

beamis said...

Very good DD. I told ya I had smart readers.

Audie said...

And Georgiana, Alabama -- home of Hank.

beamis said...

I'm impressed. He was still called Hiram then and it wasn't until the family moved on to Montgomery that his path to musical stardom became more fully developed.